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29-05-2023:  Neil Oliver on how bad the Greens really are. You really need to know about Clintel – and the facts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD9KG-j7C0M

29-05-2023:  Unfortunately true: “Polls show as many  as two out of three Democrats voters still trust the media, while barely 1 in 6 Republicans do. If the media were not so nakedly biased, those statistics wouldn’t be so skewed.” https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/this-is-what-mind-control-looks-like/

29-05-2023:  Important lessons from a long life: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/05/22/david-von-drehle-book-excerpt-dr-charlie-white/

29-05-2023:  Certainly spooky stuff – what once used to prompt vampire legends. No doubt there is a rational explanation: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/miracle-missouri-catholics-flock-missouri-convent-see-exhumed/ 

28-05-2023:  A really big scientific dilemma. CO2 and temperature are not coupled: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/26/the-holocene-co2-dilemma/

28-05-2023:  This man, Norman Borlaug is responsible for saving the lives of over a billion people. If the climate becomes colder as was predicted in the 1970's (& some current predictions, see eg: http://wattsupwiththat.com/.../the-cia-documents-the.../...) we will need several of his kind to prevent catastrophe. Remember this, the Little Ice Age killed something like 1/3rd of Europe's population. Much more agricultural research is needed, particularly in the field of adaptation to a shortened growing season (and genetic engineering of plants to flourish in colder conditions): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

28-05-2023:  DNA doesn’t lie. I admit I have been sceptical, though I have trusted friends (fellow hunters) who report having seen one, but if these things can exist in Scotland they can certainly exist in Victoria: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/definitive-proof-huge-black-panthers-29951838.amp?fbclid=IwAR0siCyLy5aWTMmGE9o4yFXXdBuSXawUpWtsotgcs2aJ4P2W2o3s4D1ZGu8

See Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymzlcAXiT-0

28-05-2023:  Our state government is hopeless. Under Dan the number of public servants has more than doubled (as has their remuneration – particularly the vast horde of ‘upper echelons’). Meanwhile in the latest budget, spending for road repairs has fallen from approx $700 million to around $400 million. You may need new shock absorbers! You may have also noticed signs springing up which say things like ‘Rough Road Next 4km’. Expect this to rapidly become 40 km! There is a rough road ahead for Vic there’s no doubt. I did not vote for them (or the present so-called opposition).

27-05-2023:  Easy Hammock Tarp Centre Line: A centre line is the best idea when using any tarp rather than just trying to tension the tarp back towards the tree against its own weight which is all too likely to damage it or tear out the grommet or tie-out.

You will also want to secure one to the tree/s quickly and easily, so here is a method using just a few readily available plastic bits and pieces. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/05/26/easy-hammock-tarp-centre-line/


27-05-2023:  Gina explains Australia’s dangerous (dare I say ‘suicidal’) state so well. If we don’t listen to her and change direction very, very soon, we are doomed: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/05/plucking-the-hissing-goose/

27-05-2023:  If only we could trust how the world temperatures have been measured and recorded – but we cannot. One thing we can trust however is whether we were able to grow pumpkins and tomatoes in our gardens over summer (in the higher latitudes like Southern Victoria). ‘Strangely’ while the BOM, CSIRO, IPCC,  WEF and etc tell us we have been experiencing the ‘hottest ever years’ our tomato and pumpkin crops have been poor indeed. Even children in their thirties can remember how hot it was going off to cut a Xmas tree in summer when they were young or the many, many long days spent cooling off in the rivers or ocean then on endless blistering hot days (which have been absent in recent years). Those of us who are older remember those months of above 100F/38C days we used to ‘enjoy’ in the summers of our youth. In a similar way, did you know that during the Middle Ages (and for millennia) they used to grow wine in the UK as far North as Scotland whilst today not a singe grape vine survives in the whole country? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/26/bureau-capitulates-but-overseas-model-unlikely-to-solve-all-temperature-measurement-issues/


27-05-2023:  The future is rushing towards us – here come the cyborgs: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/elon-musks-brain-computer-company-neuralink-receives-fda/


26-05-2023:  ‘Take up thy bed and walk’: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fdnyuz.com%2F2023%2F05%2F24%2Fa-paralyzed-man-can-walk-naturally-again-with-brain-and-spine-implants%2F


26-05-2023:  Some hope here at last: https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/trial-drug-slow-early-alzheimers-decline/


26-05-2023:  You sometimes hear that ‘climate deniers’ are financed by ‘Big Oil’ though I for one am still waiting for my cash, but the money trail motivating ‘renewables propaganda is easier to find: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/media-giant-ap-news-sells-out-journalism-for-just-8m-from-billionaires/


26-05-2023:  Horror stories from our Oz budgets. Horror stories from our Oz budgets. ’Dictator Dan’ having put every Vic household in hock for $70.000 is terrible news enough when we often personally ‘have neither a borrower nor a lender been’, but wiping out an entire primary industry (Forestry) at the sroke of a pen has to be som kind of ultimate display of power. It sends shivers down my spine – and tough luck if you want toi build a sturdy lasting residence. I realize that such folks can next be expected to do absolutely anything (‘disarmament’  abolition of private property, the pananopticon state through mobile phone, controlled movement, compulsory euthanasia…I guess they are all on their agenda). And we have several years left of such governments both state and federal before we get to ‘choose’ again. Meanwhile the ‘opposition’ seems to have just joined with them instead as serving as a focus for an alternative approach.


25-05-2023:  Happy Birthday Bob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sldgunY3Fw


25-05-2023:  It had to happen: https://babylonbee.com/news/google-doodle-celebrates-first-indigenous-transgender-waterskiier-with-no-legs


25-05-2023:  Albanese: 'Liberals May Have Standards, But We Have Double Standards'


25-05-2023:  This is how the Greens (and the renewables industry generally) are creating slavery. These people are seriously evil. You may remember how their concocted ban on DDT led to the deaths of 100 million people from malaria. Of course they do actually want the population of the world to be reduced – by whatever means: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/solar-panels-now-in-top-five-worst-slave-industries/


24-05-2023:  Interesting to know how a green conspiracy works. Clearly the same strategies exist in the green and black conspiracies in Oz: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/how-the-foreign-funded-climate-cabal-bought-germany-to-its-knees/


24-05-2023:  Will ‘The Voice’ be like the UN? You betcha. At least it will not be democratic. It must be opposed with the last fibre of our beings: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2023/05/so-much-talk-so-very-few-answers/


23-05-2023:  The adult in the room – Exxon warns of civilisational collapse with ‘Net Zero’:  https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/91411/


23-05-2023:  Back from the dead. Might be a good idea to try this out before your loved one departs though, then you could chose which one to keep: https://futurism.com/ai-seance


23-05-2023:  Ladies, from now on you are hens: https://europeanconservative.com/articles/commentary/an-egg-producing-female-is-a-hen-not-a-woman/


23-05-2023:  So much for good deeds: https://nypost.com/2023/05/22/california-man-fatally-hit-by-car-while-helping-ducks-cross-busy-road/


22-05-2023:  Wonder why (for decades) snow cover in Greenland has been increasing: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/20/the-snows-of-greenland/


22-05-2023:  I’d say so: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/05/how-america-has-fallen.html


22-05-2023:  Now it is absolutely certain that the 2020 election was rigged, the urgent problem is to stop this happening in 2024 – then punish the evildoers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/former-deputy-national-security-advisor-claims-fbi-cia/


22-05-2023:  Another unexpected problem with EVs – and they’ll wear out our roads faster: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/evs-increase-pollution-heavier-cars-wear-out-tyres-50-faster-increasing-waste-and-poisonous-particles/

21-05-2023:  Should you blow up your mat by mouth? This has to be one of those great hiking myths like whether you need to filter/purify your drinking water. (in most cases, No, but if you want to consider this post: Trouble With Water Filters).

Folks are convinced that the moisture (nasties?) in their breath will ruin the inside of their hiking mat so they carry an assortment of inflation bags or other devices for blowing them up.

By and large this is just unnecessary weight, like so many other things. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/05/20/should-you-blow-up-your-mat-by-mouth/

21-05-2023:  There must be other interesting historical footage around. Maybe none from the Revolutionary War or the French Revolution but many recordings must exist of people who witnessed major C19th events. There is an (audio) recording of Truganini (the last Tasmanian) for example: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/man-born-in-1846-talks-about-fighting-in-the-civil-war/


21-05-2023:  The End of Remote Work? http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2023/03/the-end-of-remote-work.html


21-05-2023:  More BOM fakery: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/what-if-the-airport-radar-was-generating-false-record-high-temperatures-through-random-electrical-noise/


20-05-2023:  Chimney dampers. Our green overlords long ago banned the sale of these in Oz but they are still available on Ebay, Aliexpress & etc (for less than $20). They allow you to use about a third less wood yet produce more heat from you wood stove. Very easy to install, just drill two holes in the pipe and assemble the damper inside it. We have recently replaced our 40+ year old Masport Logger with the newest model (<$900) and put one in the chimney pipe. The old stove came with one. You can see in the pics how well they work. For a month we were using the stove without it. Our wood usage has now dropped by nearly half a wheelbarrow full each day and the house is (more consistently) warmer. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/05/20/in-praise-of-chimney-dampers/




20-05-2023:  These Ni Fe (Nickel-Iron - 100 year batteries) which you can use to back up your solar or wind system are available on Alibaba from approx US$165 (delivered) for 400 Ah and US$208 for 500 Ah (per 1.2 volt cell). You would need 10 to provide a 12 volt system, 20 for 24 volt, 40 for 48 volt etc. This works out actually cheaper than lead or lithium and much more reliable. Choice tested several available (mainly lithium) battery systems for six years. Only one actually lasted the six years! They did not test NiFe. The croney capitalists behind the ‘renewables’ boondoggle will not tell you about them. Not enough profit in something which never needs replacing: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/1-2v-400ah-nickel-iron-batteries_1600426449731.html


20-05-2023:  Just suppose we were being asked to squander billions of dollars and change all our lives because ‘scientists ‘ had installed faulty equipment: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/what-if-the-airport-radar-was-generating-false-record-high-temperatures-through-random-electrical-noise/


19-05-2023:  Remembering just how wrong Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ was and the evil it did (100 million people died – at least because of it): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/17/carsons-silent-spring-fails-test-of-time-new-york-times-verdict-in-2007/


19-05-2023:  Something to look forward to: Wonderful load-sharing blackouts help South Africa meet its climate goals: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/south-africa-half-the-country-without-electricity-plans-power-cuts-32-hours-long/


18-05-2023:  Unbelievable: https://hasanjasim.online/in-a-french-cave-15000-year-old-bison-sculptures-have-been-perfectly-preserved/?fbclid=IwAR0KNzGd8jOtdXN_YCn4tcU_jzMVXLhnU9LgGNO19gMLmABJvO_Cn21vnU0


18-05-2023:  Let’s all reject the ‘welcome to country’ and ‘smoking ceremony’ b------t: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahi-woke-athletes-slamming-our-national-holiday-just-not-cricket/news-story/ddeca02554475e07cb4c6a22a7546feb


18-05-2023:  Well who knew? I have the perfect body: https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/ai-defines-ideal-body-type-according-to-social-media-heres-what-it-looks-like/news-story/407d1d557c36280c0a6eb407967f4d2f


18-05-2023:  Some 'feminists' make me cross: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/perverting-justice?fbclid=IwAR32FbKow0WSSPPVmxkiAyLG8reK_fPdki5ca20t5iZroyPnme5k_dgcurI


17-05-2023:  Something else for worry-worts – I wonder what it registers in beer or wine? https://ashbtop.com/products/tm?fbclid=IwAR0S-I9z-f7THPhnbgBMUKsimy43T9vwg-7JpLaiM8j6Cu-fVcXYNGsL1tQ


17-05-2023:  Supercapacitors (and NIFe batteries) are apparently a ‘now’ technology for battery backup of your home or replacement battery for your car. We will chose NiFe (Edison) batteries for our home storage system as it is a proven technology which has been shown to last for around a century.This guy has an interesting site: https://micropowergrids.com.au/_Energy_Storage/Super_Capacitors/index.html


17-05-2023:  You stole my dreams: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/mit-scientists-create-device-that-can-hack-dreams/


17-05-2023:  Ten years ago and no improvement; nor will ‘The Voice’ bring one. As in South Africa it will only worsen conditions for everyone until the whole country resembles this. We need to all be part of just one Australia: Tony Thomas: ‘Sexually mutilated infants, toddlers raped, children sodomised, women so badly beaten they come to envy dogs. Stripped of cant and buck-passing, beyond a patronising and indulgent judiciary, remote Indigenous communities are being eaten alive by the cancers of grog, misogny and endemic violence.’ The incidents in this article are so shocking I had trouble even reading about them. What life must be like for the indigenous women and children who have to suffer such horrors is unimaginable. We MUST put an end to this. I think forced assimilation is the ONLY solution which has ANY chance of working. I mean, ‘NT politician Bess Price told the Parliament that gaol was safer for young people because there was no alcohol, three meals a day, the company of family members and language groups, and a healthier environment’: http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/bennelong-papers/2013/05/when-the-horrific-is-mundane-


16-05-2023:  The unreliability of renewables is just terrifying. It is incredible that otherwise sane people should promote such a disastrous ‘system’: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/six-gigawatts-of-total-wind-generation-collapsed-in-16-hours-last-week-and-nobody-cared/


16-05-2023:  I have always found them distasteful (at best) if not completely disgusting but they have been spreading like a plague lately. The return of the Picts perhaps. I am somewhat consoled that those people did quite suddenly disappear from history – as I hope this phenomenon will too: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2023/05/a-shoulder-to-crayon/


16-05-2023:  Strange that it is still a world of ‘miracles’. Something defective about human intelligece that it falls for such hocus-pocus: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/vatican-investigating-possible-miracle-us-church/


16-05-2023:  The big problem with going organic. Lomborg: ‘Organic agriculture’ could optimistically support 4.7 billion people – ‘Industrial agriculture’ could optimistically support 12 billion – Current global population is 8 billion: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/14/lomborg-organic-agriculture-could-optimistically-support-4-7-billion-people-industrial-agriculture-could-optimistically-support-12-billion-curr/


15-05-2023:  We need more Moira Deemings, not fewer: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/moira-deeming-says-shes-not-going-anywhere-in-explosive-interview-with-peta-credlin/news-story/85719918c27246ae5f45a56c15b6f2b8


15-05-2023:  Who would have thought: https://www.firearmsnews.com/editorial/winchester-model-1894-vs-ak47/77834?fbclid=IwAR3V4fW2BpyorPTANBfUdxRBHWWEQOByLIDxzwR7v4lC6dGoYPGt_zmy0sw

15-05-2023:  What Ancient Roman Sex Was Actually Like: https://getmegiddy.com/ancient-roman-sex

15-05-2023:  There is no doubt that if we did not sell them India and China would have to come and simply take our resources: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/china-wants-what-we-have/


14-05-2023:  The original Gidget girl – a nostalgic feast and fascinating reading: https://quillette.com/2023/05/12/the-girl-of-the-endless-summer/


14-05-2023: Hardly a frontier war: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2023/04/not-a-battle-not-a-war-but-definitely-defiance/


14-05-2023: The angry vegans who probably don’t mind killing people to stop them eating animals: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/world-gone-mad-now-vegan-family-respond-with-second-letter-after-their-complaints-over-a-barbecue-go-viral/news-story/53bb6b941b78e578345347c2d55e42f7?fbclid=IwAR3bLTk5TGTMmCDhzw_u4wtMRB0L8U_dW8hx8qD2DWnmzHuCWPNMj5kc3vs


14-05-2023: This is South Africa today – read it and weep all you folk who worked so hard to destroy it with your anti-apartheid & etc. It is also the future for Australia if we implement the Voice. Where will all our own‘white’ émigrés go one wonders (whilst millions of like South Africans are also desperately trying to flee from a once wonderful land): https://layoftheland.online/2023/03/29/south-africa-at-war-with-itself/


13-05-2023:  “The number of whites who were enslaved by the Barbary pirates in North Africa exceeded the number of Africans enslaved in the United States and in the American colonies before that—put together. But nobody is going to North Africa to ask for reparations, because nobody is going to be fool enough to give it to them.” Thomas Sowell: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/05/thomas-sowell-on-the-slavery-reparations-industry.html


13-05-2023:  5 bird deaths per MW per year. If we installed 50,000MW that would be 250,000 birds per year (and not counting bats as well). How many for Net Zero? “The vast majority of these dead birds will be songbirds. It is ironic that the environmental movement first took off with Carson’s “Silent Spring”, which warned about the potential extermination of songbirds.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/11/how-much-wind-killing-do-we-want/


13-05-2023:  I will keep eating my lamb chops to ‘save the planet’. Thanks Jo: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/fake-meat-could-make-25-times-more-co2-than-real-beef/


13-05-2023:  I suspect this lady has been dating the wrong men. Most men’s lives are much more like the bower birds’ ie spent largely caring for women and children: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/may/12/classic-first-date-stuff-what-men-could-learn-from-bowerbirds-and-their-courting-efforts?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


12-05-2023:  Since they have begun killing whales, birds and bats en masse & etc, I suspect it won’t be long: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/05/05/were-taking-bets-how-long-before-environmentalists-start-attacking-evs/


12-05-2023:  Things are getting serious(ly evil)  in Canada: https://www.frontpagemag.com/1-in-4-canadians-agree-with-euthanizing-the-poor/


12-05-2023:  This sort of horror/nonsense/evil should never have been allowed to arise and should not continue. Making our society more racist (as with the Voice etc) can only make such situations worse. One Australia for all ought to be our guiding principle: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2023/05/glimpses-of-daily-life-in-a-remote-aboriginal-community/


12-05-2023:  We have huge and powerful enemies waging a war on our right to ‘free speech’: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/the-fake-hybrid-warfare-of-the-censorship-industrial-complex/


11-05-2023:  At the Pillars of Hercules 5 million years ago that would have been some waterfall: https://bigthink.com/hard-science/worlds-largest-flood-refilled-mediterranean/


11-05-2023:  Like to put your ‘hand’ up for this? https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/05/05/nih-is-looking-for-volunteers-to-study-effects-of-castration-n548550


11-05-2023:  The (sinister) power of unelected bureaucrats: https://hotair.com/tree-hugging-sister/2023/05/04/eu-ensures-dutch-farmers-booted-forever-from-farming-n548345


11-05-2023:  Who shot JFK? This is really interesting: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/mantik-and-corsi-new-book-provides-indisputable-scientific-evidence-jfk-was-assassinated-in-a-crossfire/


However, https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/rfk-jr-is-crazy.php


10-05-2023:  This is both mad and bad: A Liberal Party which cannot answer the question, ‘What is a woman?’ is determined to expel one (or more) and go down further in the process: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/05/the-victorian-liberal-party-beyond-farce/


10-05-2023:  Meanwhile Antarctica is the coldest it has ever been and hasn’t warmed in my entire lifetime (70 years) but Facebook doesn’t want you to know this (as you will see as soon as I post it): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/08/facebook-censoring-the-inconvenient-truth-about-antarctic-temperatures/


10-05-2023:  EVs will destroy our roads. The EV ‘revolution’ has not been well thought out. As they weigh over half a tonne more than conventional cars many structure (roads, bridges, car parks) were not designed to handle them (in such numbers): https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/does-500kg-matter-heavy-ev-cars-may-break-bridges-and-car-parks/


09-05-2023:  NSW was short of electricity within hours of closing Liddell – when will we come to our senses on this mad Green crusade against coal? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/30/a-couple-of-hours-after-liddell-power-station-closed-aemo-issued-a-market-notice/


09-05-2023:  Back to the Stone Age? Hard to believe: https://newatlas.com/electronics/worlds-first-working-wooden-transistor-ewaste-biodegradable-tech/?fbclid=IwAR0fNAHi99MiF_c4mv9BTX9ldacX2RYxFFGYW-1RWgW4RI9c84Ek7VxKjjo


09-05-2023:  Ways we should improve our democracy: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/05/02/the-peoples-vote/


09-05-2023:  I still had one of these in the 1990s. The world has rapidly gone down the gurgler since: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/14/theres-no-gun-problem/


08-05-2023:  Why do the left try to demean the astonishing achievements of Captain James Cook – surely one of the Enlightenment’s greatest heroes: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/the-achievements-of-captain-james-cook-are-a-story-for-the-ages/


08-05-2023:  Can you believe this? The TGA has now lifted its Ivermectin ban – but not before thousands of people have died because of its decision to ban it. These people should be tried for crimes against humanity: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/australian-government-tga-lifts-ivermectin-ban/

08-05-2023:  A great quote from Roger Scruton, “Vulgar relativism has no hope of surviving outside the minds of ignorant rascals…The writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.” and one can hardly disagree with the author’s reasons for ‘preferring’ home schooling. Such a tragedy: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/05/homeschool-if-you-can/

08-05-2023:  Extraordinary: Sea ice extent off the west coast of Svalbard in the Western European Arctic has been highly variable in spring and summer for centuries: some decades had much less ice, some decades had much more. Currently, there is more ice than was present in early May in many years of the 1600s. Amazing how useful a bit of historical perspective can be in cooling down the hot air.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/06/17th-century-documents-1970s-ice-maps-show-sea-ice-habitat-in-svalbard-has-always-varied-greatly/


07-05-2023:  Meanwhile, A.I. Calculates It Will Be More Efficient To Just Let Humanity Destroy Itself: https://babylonbee.com/news/ai-calculates-it-wil-be-more-efficient-to-just-let-humanity-destroy-itself


07-05-2023:  Conservatives fight back. I will try these: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/good-news-tusk-is-a-conservative-ai-a-browser-and-a-search-engine/


07-05-2023:  Will UATX rescue higher education? Certainly hope so: https://www.city-journal.org/article/college-of-the-future


07-05-2023:  If wishes were fishes: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/dished-up-by-3d-printers-new-kind-fish-fry-2023-05-03/


04-05-2023:  Meanwhile the war in the Ukraine is not going so well: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/a-view-from-the-edge-of-the-abyss-by-thomas-lipsccomb/  The Ukraine’s legitimate leader deplores Zelensky’s attempt to assassinate Putin: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/former-president-dimitry-medvedev-russia-has-no-choice-but-to-annihilate-zelensky-following-drone-attack-and-attempted-assassination-of-vladimir-putin/


04-05-2023:  Sundown for Gordon Lightfoot: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/sundown-you-better-take-care-singer-songwriter-gordon-lightfoot-passes-away-at-age-84/


04-05-2023:  Other nations have a work for welfare rule. Why don’t we? https://nypost.com/2023/04/30/why-the-whining-over-work-rules-for-welfare/


04-05-2023:  Great news! https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/05/01/mind-reading-brain-scans-language/4171682958271/


04-05-2023:  May Day, or ‘Victims of Communism Day’. We let it pass without even a mention. Just how many people did the  Left murder in the C20th? We should include the Nazis (National Socialists) in that. Well over 100 million, likely over 150 million. Yet this dangerous ideology is till being pushed by the nation’s school teachers (and others).: https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=1191


03-05-2023:  A (Christian?) cult which causes is members to starve themselves to death is (rightly) viewed by most people as evil/nuts: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-65423645 but a global warming/vegan cult which has the same motif is supported by the UN and the Green Left. Science is fighting back however, https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2F2023%2F04%2F29%2Fvegan-diet-meat-scientists-british-beef-livestock-farming%2F


03-05-2023:  Is it any wonder gold is going up. Banks in the US are failing. Get ready for a bad recession. Debt will ruin you: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/may/01/us-banking-titan-jp-morgan-to-snap-up-most-of-first-republic


03-05-2023:  Our BOM is trying to hide how they are cooking the temperature books. We are unique in relying on faulty (uncalibrated) temperature probes to determine how our climate is changing: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/01/bureau-cant-dodge-differences-in-temperature-data/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2023/05/why-is-temperature-data-a-national-secret-bom-still-hiding-data/


03-05-2023:  World News still exists but not in the Australian media. Try these: https://www.bbc.com/news/world & https://www.reuters.com/world/ 


02-05-2023:  Cancel Mozart: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/cancel-mozart/

02-05-2023:  “No Bricks, No Glass, No Cement” – What Net Zero 2050 Demands: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/29/no-bricks-no-glass-no-cement-what-net-zero-2050-demands-according-to-government-funded-report/

02-05-2023: The Higgins/Lehrmann case is so fraught with injustice and political interference: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/canberras-rough-justice


02-05-2023: You don’t think the NDIS has caused this sort of thing? Think about the tiny percentage of folks who were TPI (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated – what it used to be called) after WW2 when there was an almighty reason there would be lots, as compared to today. We have had an explosion of ‘disabled’ folks (several times percentage wise) as a result of ‘investing’ in them. Do you wonder why? If you build a trough you will get pigs, as the old saw has it. In Australia today we have several million people on the government payroll (one scam or another – including the public service/s) supported by a dwindling workforce – what could go wrong? Well per capita GDP for one thing has not risen for over half a century, after increasing smartly for a century before that. The country is going down the gurgler, being consumed and ruined by the swine of various lineages: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/from-transgender-to-transable-new-trend-shows-people-are-choosing-to-identify-as-handicapped-video/


01-05-2023: Looks very like mass murder on a grand scale to me. (Fortunately we had plenty of sheep drench and malaria treatment on hand - plus zinc and Vitamin D): https://richardsonpost.com/harryo/31356/what-happened-in-hospitals-during-covid/

01-05-2023: Powering the future. Some solid data, “A telling indicator is that some 70% of people who bought an electric vehicle buy a petrol or diesel one as their next purchase… Diesel is the first pillar of civilisation; the other three are plastics, cement and steel… Thanks to Bergius’ 1931 paper we know that brown coal will yield 5.1 barrels of diesel per tonne of coal dry weight. So the 65 billion tonnes of brown coal in the Yallourn Valley of Victoria would yield 166 billion barrels of diesel on conversion.This is equivalent to 450 years at Australia’s present consumption level. Any fuel shortage that Australia experiences from here will be self-inflicted.” https://richardsonpost.com/harryo/31370/current-ideologically-push-to-renewable-energy/

01-05-2023: Is it time to ban the LQGBT flag in public places? https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/04/time_to_ban_the_lgbt_flag_in_public_places.html

01-05-2023: All right for the Plebs! German Bundestag Admits Conversion To Heat Pump Systems For Its Own Buildings Not Possible! Yet, expects its own citizens to convert their homes beginning next year! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/29/irony-german-bundestag-admits-conversion-to-heat-pump-systems-for-its-own-buildings-not-possible/

30-04-2023: So Liddell is gone too - like Hazelwood.. AGL’s green overlords will blow it up soon. Hope you have s good store of firewood in the shed for the coming winter (as we have - and a new stove) as there are bound to be blackouts when demand soars whilst wind and solar fail: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/vale-liddell-coal-given-away-for-nothing-and-destroyed-by-predatory-capitalism-and-a-screwed-market/


30-04-2023: When you can no longer make bricks I guess you make your house out of sticks except they have also banned logging. Straw then? They are coming for  farming too: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/28/brickworks-closes-west-australia-branch-cites-energy-costs-and-planning-delays/


30-04-2023: Flooding the country with new immigrants. Who wants this? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/immigration-out-of-control-time-to-wake-up.html


30-04-2023: It is a sound  parallel - as the original ‘Children’s Crusade’ sold the unfortunate youth into slavery and death: https://www.city-journal.org/article/the-transgender-childrens-crusade


27-04-2023: Beware the chatbots: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/01/did-an-ai-convince-someone-to-sacrifice-himself-for-climate-change/

27-04-2023: No doubt this is the Voice we should listen to: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/how-the-world-sees-albaneses-australia-and-its-voice.html

27-04-2023: How much do you really want to give up to ‘save the planet’ or satisfy your new Green overlords? Forget about cars, air travel, steak, lamb, home heating…Me, I am not willing to give up a single thing: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/absolute-zero-plan-means-no-new-normal-cars-most-airports-gone-and-half-the-beef-by-2030/

27-04-2023: Yes: “I believe more and more people are starting to feel the way I do”: https://ace.mu.nu/archives/404125.php

26-04-2023: Universal stove jack-Fit all tent stove pipes: Another brilliant and thoroughly useful post from the indefatigable Tim Tinker. I was going to have to make a stove jack myself once I perfected my tent stove and chimney, projects which I have not given up on - just that other projects are ahead of them in the queue...such as perfecting the tent! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/24/diy-universal-stove-jack/

26-04-2023: We all know they are doing this – and it is sick! Who do they think will care for them in old age? Who will love or remember them even: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12008035/The-rise-DINKs-dual-income-no-kids-Couples-shun-babies-favor-luxury-vacations.html

26-04-2023: Unlike practically all the others, Tucker actually stands for something. I think this will be very important down the track as America fights back against the tyranny which is overtaking the West: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/tucker-carsons-weekend-speech-going-viral-story-lone-brave-person-crowd/

26-04-2023: After John D Rockefeller (of Standard Oil) saved the whales (back in the 1880s by making kerosene cheap and plentiful), the Greens are once again killing them big time with their off-shore wind farms - just as they are decimating birds and bats too. Great conservationists the Greens, also destroying millions of hectares annually with their ‘National Parks’ wildfires & etc: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/skeptics-are-saving-whales-while-greens-lobby-for-industrial-plants-in-the-wilderness/

25-04-2023: Sacking Tucker only confirms that the Fox payout (to Dominion) was simply a signal that the Deep State had taken over Fox – and that (likely) Fox owns Dominion. With his millions of viewers per day Tucker will not be silenced. He will just take that audience to AOL or elsewhere. Seems like he, Elon and the Don are pretty much the last major stand-outs against the tyranny which is destroying the West: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/04/24/we-could-see-tucker-carlsons-split-with-fox-coming-n1689824

Something particularly dirty involved I would say. Fox probably owns Dominion through some shell company anyway. There is just too much quite hard evidence that the 2020 election (and several previous ones) were rigged against conservatives in multiple ways. The US really needs to clean up its democracy. It is a tyrannous laughing stock : https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/its-a-settlement-that-never-should-have-happened-something-else-had-to-have-been-involved-harvard-professor-and-attorney-dershowitz-on-fox-settlement-with-dominion/

25-04-2023: Big Brother will create truth. You will get this: https://summit.news/2023/04/20/tiktok-to-censor-content-that-challenges-global-warming-dogma/ Instead of this: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/40-years-of-expert-failure-new-noaa-star-satellite-temperatures-only-show-half-the-warming-that-climate-models-do/

25-04-2023: Can’t make electricity out of it; can’t make a profit out of it…Scrap it: https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Wind-Power/Wind-Power-Has-A-Profitability-Problem.html

25-04-2023: I will not ‘acknowledge country’ either. What a lot of bull: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2023/03/why-i-will-not-acknowledge-country/ PS: How awful that the Dawn Service in Melbourne was preceded by a woke ‘welcome to country’ segment!

24-04-2023: At last, something you can do to prevent Alzheimers: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/04/20/sleeping-aids-Alzheimers-disease/2961682008414/

24-04-2023: Snowfalls are now a thing of the past: https://reason.com/2022/04/22/after-53-earth-days-society-still-hasnt-collapsed/

24-04-2023: A flat-pack EV for US$11000. If electricity could be ‘found’ to run it this might be a ‘game changer’ for city folks: https://www.freethink.com/transportation/microcar?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=echobox_freethink&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2I3zXXl2uXshpEF6zjP7K_IElDbhFuJnrrLgl9yWLZywjMcndFs5tBoUs#Echobox=1682197393

24-04-2023: We are living through a complete break down of law and order. Police do no respond to thefts and break-ins any more (what good are they?) and we are largely disarmed, thus unable to protect ourselves. It is long since time that the lash and the rope were brought back. If we shortened people who sought to steal from us there would be no shortage of human spare parts, and public safety would increase very quickly: https://www.rebelnews.com/aussies_scammed_out_of_a_record_high_3_1b_in_2022

23-04-2023: A new fetish – castration. It is astonishing that young people who could not have a tattoo without parental consent can yet have large sections of their anatomy removed: https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/04/13/its-time-to-recognize-and-medically-affirm-eunuchs-n543718

23-04-2023: The many lies of the covid era: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/04/the_lies_about_hydroxychloroquine_were_the_worst_of_the_covid_era.html

23-04-2023: Absolutely - long since time for ‘aboriginal’ Australians to say ‘Thank You’ for being rescued from an awful existence and culture, and also long since time you all stood on your own two feet and shifted for yourselves, instead of biting the hands that feed you: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-voice/2023/04/blunt-truths-from-an-old-bushie/

23-04-2023: 19,000 new volcanoes, yet the models correctly predict the climate? One was discovered in just 2010 that was the size of Victoria. These things churn out a lot of heat, CO2 and other stuff: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/the-science-is-settled-but-we-just-found-19000-new-volcanoes/

22-04-2023: Back to the 50s: https://donsurber.substack.com/p/desantis-wants-to-bring-back-the

22-04-2023: We were told 80% of aborigines supported ‘The Voice’. Mind you all you need to do to ‘be’ an aboriginal  is identify as one. Then you get all these extra rights and perks. Maybe sign up today if you have to self-pride: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/albaneses-vanity-voice-yes-campaigns-bullshit-survey-of-aborigines-they-asked-300-.html

22-04-2023: Contrary to a century old protocol (Stevenson Screens) in the 1990s two changes were made. They changed the paint on the screens and they replaced minimax thermometers with electronic ones. They did no calibration of these two changes, calibration which had been occurring (in Australia) since the First Fleet. Independent calibration indicates that all the ‘warming’ since then is down to these two changes: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/is-climate-change-really-caused-by-electronic-thermometers-the-bom-dont-want-australians-to-see-the-data/

22-04-2023: Our Green BOM masters have just thrown away science (and history) in pursuit of their global warming religion. You pay for this (big time): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/20/parallel-temperature-data-except-for-cape-otway-lighthouse/

22-04-2023: Happy Birthday Liz: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/today-would-have-been-her-majesty-queen-elizabeths-97th-birthday-long-live-the-king.html

21-04-2023: This is just b------t. We loved this campsite. Locking us out of our own country after paying welfare for 250 years. Both have to stop: https://www.sgst.com.au/news/bear-gully-campsite-closed?fbclid=IwAR0E66ZyFNqC75gVz-JRWxM2DKTYRpngGoJ-2OF1WjxOvOTUJ72hX22PFz4

21-04-2023: Let children work – or even require that they do: https://reason.com/video/2023/04/17/let-teens-work/?utm_medium=email

21-04-2023: Should the BOM be renamed the ‘Ministry of Truth’? Honestly heads should roll over this – quite literally. Once judges (public servants) were highly paid to prevent (such) corruption, but now the corruption is endemic and is being used to control us and indeed to transform society. Back then corruption (eg of judges) was punishable by death – a sound principle. If we subtracted the warming ‘caused’ by the changes to the Stevenson Screens (size, paint, measuring device) we would end up with a world-wide cooling over the same (approx 30 year) time period: https://electroverse.info/australias-bureau-of-meteorology-caught-red-handed-cooking-the-temperature-books/?fbclid=IwAR0PDJu4ynXgMsvRrB9m1Kl5VfDU-rBrxuakJ6a3-8an21ZcRNe9AlElMq0

21-04-2023: Lidia Thorpe's father on his 'very racist' daughter. How many of the new faux aborigines are like her rather than like Jacinta Price whose mother is a full-blood and whose living grandmother was one of the very last people to make contact with European society when emerging from the Western Desert in the 1970s? Whose ‘Voice’ do we really want to hear? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/lidia-thorpes-father-on-his-very-racist-daughter.html

20-04-2023: A robotic laser weeder – what a great idea: https://carbonrobotics.com/autonomous-weeder

20-04-2023: Curing prostate caner in only one hour – bring it on: https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/landmark-surgery-cures-prostate-cancer-in-under-one-hour

20-04-2023: Say ‘Goodbye’ to cheap flights: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/19/the-end-of-cheap-flights/

20-04-2023: The UN wants to decriminalise pedophilia. Do you need any further reason why we should stop funding and supporting this awful body. Australia needs to take back its sovereignty by repudiating all the concessions it has made to the UN: https://www.dailywire.com/news/un-backed-report-suggests-normalizing-pedophilia-decriminalizing-all-sexual-activity

19-04-2023: Preen: the new glyphosate for busy gardeners (Trifluralin is the active ingredient of Preen. Google it for prices cheaper than the brand name): https://www.preen.com/learn/how-preen-gardens-works/

19-04-2023: The ‘cashless society’ is sinister – just another way to control us. We should avoid it. Take paper money out and use it for all your transactions: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fbusiness%2F2023%2F04%2F17%2Fcash-becomes-less-useable-high-street-goes-contactless-boe%2F

19-04-2023: Of course EVs are ‘unfit for purpose’. They are the same as all the other Hegelian nightmares which accost us. ‘Falsifying’ everything which has traditionally been accepted as real is not a viable way forward. Many  things are simply true, always have been and always will be, eg that there are two sexes, men and women. The attempt to destroy such reality is just an attack on our sanity and the soundness of our society: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/17/unfit-for-use-more-ev-woes/

19-04-2023: Looks like the climate ‘religion’ is losing its effectiveness especially amongst the young who have been most indoctrinated with it. This was also a symptom found eg in the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. (Read Mitchener’s Road to Andau) Those who rebelled and took on tanks with just their bare hands were most often those who had been propagandised most with ‘the communist faith’. It should serve as a warning to those who continually seek to subvert us (‘to make the worst appear the better reason’ – as Socrates put it) that ‘the people’ can become very angry when they decide to reject their new masters en masse, and will take the law into their own hands: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/democrats-independents-and-young-americans-losing-faith-that-climate-change-is-man-made/

18-04-2023: Budweiser Replaces Clydesdales With Cows Dressed As Horses: https://babylonbee.com/news/budweiser-replaces-clydesdales-with-cows-dressed-as-horses

18-04-2023: Strangely enough if you take your dog to have a sex change they just throw you out. How can this even be legal? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/gender-comedy-gold-at-the-pet-clinic/

18-04-2023: “Clearly the international efforts to reduce CO2 emissions are having no obvious impact. This is unsurprising since global energy demand continues to grow faster than new sources of renewable energy can make up the difference.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/14/co2-budget-model-update-through-2022-humans-keep-emitting-nature-keeps-removing/

18-04-2023: When the workers of the world unite against wokeness: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/the-french-left-is-becoming-anti-woke/

17-04-2023: The Golliwog War: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/british-police-raid-pub-seize-racist-dolls-in-hate-crime-investigation-defiant-owner-replaces-dolls-and-puts-them-back-up/

 17-04-2023: ‘I’ll drink to that’ doesn’t seem to apply to the trannie phenomenon: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/anheuser-busch-suffers-astounding-3-billion-loss-while-bud-lights-new-brand-ambassador-dylan-mulvaney-whines-they-dont-understand-me-video/

17-04-2023: Where people live. Most of the world is wilderness: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/a-map-to-change-the-way-you-think-about-the-world/


17-04-2023: Do you want this here, “Half of Germans will no longer be able to afford a car” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/15/cars-soon-unaffordable-for-50-of-germans-expert-warns/

16-04-2023: At least Rishi knows one thing: https://www.aol.com/rishi-sunak-says-100-women-073310025.html

16-04-2023: Tens of thousands of ‘excess death’ per year in Oz and practically no-one wants to report it: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/australia-hasnt-seen-death-numbers-like-this-since-wwii/

16-04-2023: Do we really want to hand over our sovereignty to an unelected UN body clearly run by radical Marxists – after the last ‘pandemic I don’t think so: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/leo-hohmann-biden-regime-leading-all-nations-into-global-beast-system-that-would-require-compliance-with-digital-health-tyranny-enforced-by-u-n-world-health-organization/

16-04-2023: There has in fact been only half the warming predicted by the IPCC’s climate models (in forty years). This is much more consistent with the natural warming  of the world just continuing to emerge from the Little Ice Age than anything else: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/14/ross-mckitrick-the-important-climate-study-you-wont-hear-about/ 

15-04-2023: I think we all know about this one: https://babylonbee.com/news/child-grows-out-of-carseat-before-dad-can-finish-installing-it

15-04-2023: The disappearing redheads: https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/why-are-redheads-being-erased-in-media

15-04-2023: Reparations (and apartheid) are the elephants in the referendum room. Of course every self-identifying ‘aborigine’ wants to be a millionaire – without working for it. Who wouldn’t? Where do I join? Oh, wait a minute; someone has to pay. Are you really going to vote to make every (faux) aborigine a multi-millionaire? https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-voice/2023/04/an-ambassador-for-reparations/

15-04-2023: Maybe you think witchcraft trials ended (in New Salem) in the C18th? They are alive and well in Africa – and of course here in Oz it is other beliefs which have been forbidden and demonized: people who like fossil fuel etc: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/ghanas-concentration-camps-for-witches

14-04-2023: Astonishing: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-05/michelle-lee-first-woman-rower-pacific-ocean-solo-237-days/102193290

14-04-2023: Exercise is better than drugs – hard to believe: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/exercise-therapy-is-better-than-drugs-for-common-type-of-heart-failure/

14-04-2023: Dallying Lama - Weird old guy: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/dalai-lama-issues-apology-for-asking-young-boy-to-suck-his-tongue/

14-04-2023: “Badly behaved students have no right to take away the education of others.” Well said Tom Lewis. How is it that today’s young teachers (quitting the profession in droves) do not know this: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/education/2023/04/how-to-help-teachers-make-the-grade/

13-04-2023: Silnylon Deerhunter’s Tent Progress: I know I have promised the pattern and instructions (or even production and sale) of this for years following my original post about it in The Deerhunter’s Tent way back on May 12, 2016. I also realise heaps of people have made (its progenitor) their own Tyvek Solo Fire Shelter using the pattern and instructions I posted there and so are keen for an updated version…But I have intermittently ‘worked’ on it, and following my post about and invention of the DIY Ultralight Sprung Tent Pole Extension last week I thought I was pretty close. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/12/silnylon-deerhunters-tent-progress/

13-04-2023: Best Reagan joke: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/ronald-reagan-joke/

13-04-2023: The (Centrelink) benefits of polygamy (call it what you will): https://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/centrelink/centrelinks-changed-polyamory-rule-offers-extra-benefits


13-04-2023: At last Germans have given up on green energy – Did anyone else really believe in it anyway? https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/04/germans-have-given-up-on-green-energy.php


12-04-2023: Retro Ultra Light: https://firemaplegear.com/products/orange-camping-gas-lantern?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_campaign=wx-test&fbclid=IwAR3VtiR8HbnOzTc8w-jGAJl759cvIFjyhq3aPKbnWsFssjTzE-cAokkyMWo


12-04-2023: Absolutely, “The solution to the gap lies in doing what the overwhelming majority of Aboriginal people have done, abandoning segregation and becoming fully assimilated.”: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/menzies-warned-us/


12-04-2023: I will say it out loud (and risk the brickbats): the trannie phenomenon is just pure evil, Satanism for our times. There are over 6,000 genetic differences between men and women. Everyone who was ever born was one or the other. There has never been a single person born who was both. Sexual ‘dysphoria’ is a mental health condition; that is all: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/04/09/men-aint-women-and-vice-versa/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/society/2023/04/how-fashionable-to-prescribe-the-cruellest-cuts/


12-04-2023: Glimmers of Light? Sure hope so: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/10/climate-hysteria-in-the-dark-age-are-we-seeing-glimmers-of-light/


11-04-2023: Better than a pack rifle? Unless you live in somewhere like Australia there is a greater choice of ultralight and miniature firearms for hunting/hiking/self-defence & etc. The magnum round packs a lot more punch though, so would be good for defence against wild dogs and to secure slightly larger game (than rabbits, possums etc. A follow-up shot would also be reassuring.The Mini Master from North American Arms at 10.8 ounces (308 grams) might be a suitable alternative.Read more: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/10/better-than-a-pack-rifle/


Here is an example of a ring gun. It would certainly give someone a nasty shock, though they are intended more as an interesting (working) souvenir !




11-04-2023: Australia has more than reached net zero emissions, and we are in surplus, argues the nation’s leading climate scientist: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/australia-has-already-achieved-net-zero/


Has Australia warmed or cooled since European settlement? See for yourself. Go to the BOM records for Cape Otway and Wilson's Prom Lighthouse for example and then click 'Highest'. You will see that nearly all the warmest temperatures were in the C19th (and that it was by and large 2C HOTTER then than for the last 30 years). Cape Otway here: http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=36&p_display_type=dataFile&p_startYear=&p_stn_num=090015 and Wilson's Prom here: http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=36&p_display_type=dataFile&p_startYear=&p_stn_num=085096


11-04-2023: Breathes There The Man... from The Lay Of The Last Minstrel

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

'This is my own, my native land!'

Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned,

As home his footsteps he hath turned,

From wandering on a foreign strand!

If such there breathe, go, mark him well;

For him no Minstrel raptures swell;

High though his titles, proud his name,

Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,

The wretch, concentred all in self,

Living, shall forfeit fair renown,

And, doubly dying, shall go down

To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.


11-04-2023: Will smart phones make you happy? Perhaps jusr as well for me that I have stuck to a tiny fob pocket phone which pretty much never texts or goes on the internet – thugh I confess to taking photos with it sometimes: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/the-plague-of-mental-illness-in-teenage-girls/


10-04-2023: A credo from the Funeral Speech of Pericles:


“We do not copy our neighbours but try to be an example. Our administration favours the many instead of the few: this is why it is called a democracy. The law affords equal justice to all alike in their private disputes, but we do not ignore the claims of excellence


The freedom we enjoy extends also to ordinary life; we are not suspicious of one another, and do not nag our neighbour if he chooses to go his own way. But this freedom does not make us lawless. We are taught to respect the magistrates and the laws, and never to forget that we must protect the injured. And we are also taught to observe those unwritten laws whose sanction lies only in the universal feeling of what is right.


Our city is thrown open to the world; we never expel a foreigner. We are free to live exactly as we please, and yet we are always ready to face any danger.


We love beauty without indulging in fancies, and although  we try to improve our intellect, this does not weaken our will.


To admit one’s poverty is no disgrace with us;  but we consider it disgraceful not to make an effort to avoid it.


We consider a man who takes no interest in the state not as harmless, but as useless; and although only a few may originate a policy, we are all able to judge it.


We believe that happiness is the fruit of freedom and freedom that of valour, and we do not shrink from the dangers of war.


To sum up, I think that Athens is the School of Hellas, and that the individual Athenian grows up to develop a happy versatility, a readiness for emergencies, and self-reliance.”


10-04-2023: So now it is official: around the same number of people died from the vaccine as from covid – how much suffering and death could have been prevented cheaply and easily with Vitamin D, Zinc and Ivermectin? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/vaccine-damage-300000-deaths-in-the-us-148-billion-lost-and-10-say-a-member-of-their-house-died/


10-04-2023: The futility of wind (and solar) power: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2023-4-1-important-new-report-explores-the-futility-of-wind-power


10-04-2023: The Decline of the West: Oxford Uni replaces St George’s Day with Eid: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/915713/


9-04-2023: Back to the future – reviving the Stirling cycle engine: https://phys.org/news/2023-04-china-stirling-orbit.html


9-04-2023: 'Envy is the emotional core of deconstruction. Its opposite is a work ethic...Aquinas notes that it befalls someone who believes that someone else’s gain is his loss. It derives from seeing the world as a zero-sum game.' Stuart Schneiderman . A very interesting article. We can become ‘our better selves’, or as Buddha notes ‘eliminate desire’ and so find happiness: http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-politics-of-envy.html


9-04-2023: At last a real ‘climate related’ death. I’m sure many of us have wished nosey self-righteous people ‘were dead’ though most would not act on such a wish: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/04/07/did-a-queensland-woman-die-because-of-a-recycling-bin-dispute/


9-04-2023: The National Disability Insurance Scam – how closely it resembles the ‘National Indigenous Scam’:  https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/04/pauline-hansons-please-explain-the-ndis.html


8-04-2023: The ‘Liquid Piston’ engine certainly looks like a great advance: https://newatlas.com/automotive/inside-out-wankel/


8-04-2023: Fascinating Reflections on (a) Paleolithic Venus – as many cults inform them today as when they were created: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/trying-to-make-sense-of-the-venus


8-04-2023: You were told FDR was not a communist: https://fee.org/articles/fdr-s-other-day-of-infamy-when-the-us-government-seized-all-citizens-gold/


8-04-2023: Why Some cancers shouldn’t be treated: https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2023/04/05/why_some_cancers_shouldnt_be_treated_891881.html


7-04-2023: DIY Ultralight Sprung Tent Pole Extension: Never have your tent sag again! I mentioned this idea in my previous 1600th Post. I have been into the hardware this morning, bought a few cheap nick-knacks which will make several, and quickly constructed a couple using 19mm (3/4″) poly irrigation pipe. Took only a couple of minutes. Cost (way) less than $10 each. They weigh 20 and 22 grams for the shorter and longer versions. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/06/diy-ultralight-sprung-tent-pole-extension/



7-04-2023: Only in Qld: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230406-australian-police-seek-pair-seen-with-platypus-on-train


7-04-2023: Kel Richards is right. We need to amend Section 51 of the constitution to abolish racism forever not insert a new apartheid into it: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/to-abolish-racism-fix-the-constitution/


7-04-2023: What an excellent beginning to understanding how to ‘fix’ the education ‘system’: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/the-devolution-of-western-teaching/

06-04-2023: 1600 Posts: Today marks my 1600th post here at The Ultralight Hiker. Quite a milestone. And time maybe to recall the last hundred or so – or roughly the last year. A year ago in February (2022) I finally ‘bit the bullet’ and had that pesky worn old left knee replaced with a shiny new titanium one. See A New Knee. Three months later ( a little early) I was trying it out on a short hiking trip into the Vic Alps something like the one in the post A River Somewhere. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/05/1600-posts/

06-04-2023: Mothers of Sons. I think it’s great that someone loves men – it’s just that it’s not the law. Coercive control laws are sinister: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/call-in-the-troops

06-04-2023: When the tyranny of the minority dominates the majority: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/88-of-germans-dont-believe-in-the-solar-and-wind-green-energy-transition/

06-04-2023: Seems like Daniels lied about having an affair with Trump anyway, but who cares who had (consensual) sex with whom twenty years ago? https://360newslasvegas.com/breaking-evidence-stormy-daniels-lied-about-trump-affair/

05-04-2023: Now you can eat mammoth – even vegans ought to approve of this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/scientists-create-lab-grown-meatball-from-dna-extinct-woolly-mammoth-to-spark-debate-about-climate-change-crisis/


05-04-2023: 152 shots fired – 6 dead. The Nashville ‘trans’ killer’s ‘score’. This is ‘normal’ for ‘amateur’ mass murderers. What remains utterly strange about Port Arthur is that the gunman there managed to shoot (dead) 19 people (in the head) in twelve seconds with just 19 rounds. Whoever did this seems much more capable than the (alleged) retarded man they have in gaol for the crime could have been. Let’s cancel the 75 year secrecy block on this event and complete the coronial inquest so we all know what really happened. It just may also be that we have held an innocent man in gaol for 25 years: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11934493/Nashville-school-shooter-Audrey-Hale-fired-152-rounds-assault-rifle-handgun.html


05-04-2023: This most inbred Family underlines the undesirability of this (culturally) popular choice in some community groups: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11931011/Inside-inbred-family-Members-Whittakers-family-BARK-people-grunt.html

05-04-2023: “It doesn’t matter how loved or respected you are – or how much you have contributed during your life. These activist ideologies are ruthless and populated by a generation that cares nothing for respect or achievement. Like the ‘Great Leap Forward’, we are watching the mass purging of reality.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/richard-dawkins-committed-the-cardinal-sin/

04-04-2023: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/massive-ocean-discovered-beneath-the-earth-s-crust-containing-more-water-than-on-the-surface/ar-AA19lg7R


04-04-2023: Recollections of My Slavery Days. “I have lived through the greatest epoch in history, having been born August 10, 1835, at Newbern, North Carolina. That was not so many years, you see, after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the winning of the Revolutionary War. But in the country of the Declaration of Independence I was born a slave, for I was a black man. And because I was black it was believed I I had no soul. I had no rights that anybody was bound to respect. For in the eyes of the law I was but a thing. I was bought and sold. I was whipped. Once I was whipped simply because it was thought I had opened a book.


But I lived to see the institution of slavery into which I was born and of which I was for many years a victim pass away. I wore the uniform of those men in Blue, who through four years of suffering wiped away with their blood the stain of slavery and purged the Republic of its sin. I met, too, that great man who led those men as their great Commander-in-Chief; he shook hands with me, yes, talked to me. I can still see his sad, tired worn face as he spoke to me that day. And in those days since I was whipped simply because it was thought I had opened a book. I have seen the books of the world opened to my race. And with the help and sympathy of God's good people I have seen them make a beginning in education. And in my old age when a nation across the seas sought to enslave the world as once my race was enslaved, I saw the boys of my race take their place in the armies of the Republic and help save freedom for the world.” https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/singleton/singleton.html


04-04-2023: It had to happen: Very first short film made entirely by AI. Pretty impressive. Even humour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dtSqhYhcrs


04-04-2023: If the police won’t act, why not DIY: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/san-antonio-man-uses-apple-airtag-to-track-down-thief-who-stole-his-truck-then-fatally-shoots-him/


03-04-2023: (Della): Nice little crop of orange pumpkins - well done Steve! We opted for a quick-maturing variety this year due to the late summer season; I suspect that my preferred Queensland Blue variety would not have ripened in time! Cherry tomatoes are producing nicely now, although the larger varieties are only going to get to the green tomato pickle stage. Fortunately we love green tomato pickles.



This harks back to my post about growing them from seed back in Spring: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/.../short-season-crops/ These guys were from Diggers and were called 'Potimarron' The 'Blue Ballet' pumkin did well too over a cold summer - and the Romanesco Zucchini were spectacular.



03-04-2023: Does AI need to be banned to protect humans from extinction? I doubt we have long to consider this: https://www.theepochtimes.com/if-we-go-ahead-on-this-everyone-will-die-warns-ai-expert-calling-for-absolute-shutdown_5163074.html


03-04-2023: Well said Alexandra. She has a fine way with words, “Imagine a generation being so stupid that they were born eating the best, cheapest food in human history and yet long for a diet of lab-grown garbage and soy-fried cockroaches so they can attain a higher social status on TikTok. Only a cult could damage people’s minds so badly.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/04/the-politics-of-hunger/


03-04-2023: No wonder we have a teacher shortage – better to get a job in a bar, “Studies in the United Kingdom have concluded that an E grade in a maths paper in the 1960s is equivalent to a B grade in 2010!” Do read on: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/let-teachers-teach/


03-04-2023: Aston & onwards: Libs, grow a pair. Forget about Labor-Lite. And blast the Greens to hell and gone: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-liberals-need-to-get-back-to-being-true-conservatives/news-story/b109d5067f96725d938c1c9aa3fd407b


02-04-2023: Best Ultralight Hiking April Fools’:



02-04-2023: Spreading Out: People need to be more widely dispersed in the back country, the very opposite of the (Nuts to) Leave No Trace folk, who have got it all wrong. I know you may not want to hear this, but please read on: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/04/01/spreading-out/



02-04-2023: 'Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys'. P J O'Rourke.


02-04-2023: Thanks Bettina, “We live in a society that is so busy highlighting women’s drudgery that men simply aren’t allowed to complain about being forced to work full-time all their lives to pay the mortgage, often in jobs they hate, whilst many women still have choices.” Then there’s living seven years’ less: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/women-work-harder-than-men-phooey


02-04-2023: When the junk education on offer is just not worth the cost – and kids would be much better off just working anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/poll-majority-of-americans-now-think-a-college-degree-isnt-worth-the-cost/


01-04-2023: Now we know plants feel pain – it’s not just mandrakes which scream – does this mean the end for vegans? https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vice.com%2Fen%2Farticle%2F3aknn3%2Fplants-make-sounds-when-hurt-scientists-confirm-and-now-you-can-hear-it


01-04-2023: T.Rex’s smile was quite different to Jurassic Park’s depiction of him: https://www.wsj.com/articles/t-rex-dinosaur-lizard-lips-teeth-e04dc630?mod=djemalertNEWS


01-04-2023: ‘Age segregation’ is not a ‘lay down misere’. For example, young people (and many others)  would benefit from learning about the virtues of hard work: https://instapundit.substack.com/p/the-age-barrier-and-its-costs?sd=pf


01-04-2023: Get Trump’ or ‘Get Democracy’? The coup in America is alive and ‘well’. (This should help Trump win all fifty states in 2024): https://joannenova.com.au/2023/04/the-one-man-the-democrats-fear/


31/03/2023: Happy 90th birthday Michael Caine: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/30/wolfmanoz-at-the-movies-64/


31/03/2023: Should you be concerned that IQ is falling – I think so: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fstudyfinds.org%2Famericans-iq-test-scores-drop%2F


31/03/2023: Has Ukraine run out of ammunition? After throwing $100 billion at them will the West now throw them under a bus? https://richardsonpost.com/andrew-korybko/30962/ukraine-is-out-of-ammo-maybe-they-should-fire-zelensky-instead/


31/03/2023: Mark Latham has never been reknowned for his tact but ‘unpersoning’him because of what is/was a perfectly normal (if somewhat graphic) view about sodomy (not so long ago a serious crime – boiling in oil in Henry 8’s time, but still gaol until a decage ago) is over the top. We should not all have to kow-tow to the homosexual lobby’s views. If we still find their behaviour and beliefs aberrant, abhorrent or plain disgusting (or even that they should be re-criminalised as happened recenty in Uganda) we should be able to say so and exhort others to avoid them as well. Freedom of speech should have precedence over whether it offends people. Everything ‘offends’ someone. People either need to toughen up or find new friends: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/30/graphic-to-be-sure-but-not-a-capital-offence/


Of course many of us would have wanted to respond (as Latham did) to being described (by the gay MP) as being a ‘disgusting human being’. People who live in glass houses: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/one-nation-mark-lathams-stunning-response-to-backlash-over-homophobic-tweet-about-sydney-mp-alex-greenwich/news-story/0f4b6eafb5ffd29ca0050654e44da767


30/03/2023: At last- something for nothing: https://blog.sciencenatures.com/2022/10/the-impossible-quantum-space-engine.html?fbclid=IwAR3UXl1b1yb95IYBjCLFWA9XQ35U4SP5L8zuVwCLUgsAZCAhTavZoCA2bDk


30/03/2023: The Perfect Ultralight Firearm: How lovely is this? A miniature single-shot .22 calibre pistol which weighs a mere 7 ounces (200 grams).Our restrictive gun laws in Australia mean that I can't have one, but one can wish. Introducing the Trailblazer Lifecard Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/03/30/the-perfect-ultralight-firearm/





30/03/2023: Did the BBC commission someone who hates Dickens to adapt Dickens? https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/the-bbc-has-ruined-great-expectations/


30/03/2023: This might (just) work for me, “Humans to achieve immortality in 8 years, says former Google engineer” https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techandscience/humans-to-achieve-immortality-in-8-years-says-former-google-engineer/ar-AA19bs7a?li=BB122DJx


29/03/2023: Looks like Oumuamua was not Alien after all: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mysterious-space-object-oumuamua-not-alien-scientists-say-d6f2ccd0?mod=djemalertNEWS


29/03/2023: Please save us Tony. As Menzies did, create a new ‘Liberal’ Party out of the multitude of conservative groups jockeying for our vote. Enough of Labor and Labor-lite. Call it the Conservative Party. They would romp home - for decades: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/tony-abbott-weighs-in-on-nsw-election-result-saying-the-liberal-party-must-stand-for-something-and-take-its-members-seriously/news-story/643f0381a5639fe10db185e225505f01


29/03/2023: How do you think a referendum on this ‘net zero’ nonsense would go here? Would anyone except a few evil lunatic greens vote for it? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/this-is-why-we-are-not-offered-a-climate-referendum-82-didnt-endorse-it/

29/03/2023: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” George Orwell, 1984.

28/03/2023: So now we know: https://www.popcorn.org/All-About-Popcorn/What-Makes-Popcorn-Pop


28/03/2023: Progress at last! Breaking the glass ceiling – at last (trans) women are mass murdering folks in the US: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/28-year-old-deceased-nashville-shooter-identified-audrey-hale-an-illustrator-identifies-as-transgender-included-manifesto-photos/


28/03/2023: The most mysterious thing about these petroglyphs is that if they are 8,000 years old (as claimed) how they are at sea level still: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-mystery-of-this-petroglyph-covered-alaskan-beach-180981858/


28/03/2023: “As citizens, it is our responsibility to make sure we are never again so easily manipulated into committing abuses of human rights on our peers. If the state asks us to violate every pillar of civilisation – tell them ‘no’”. Another great article by Alexandra Marshall: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/were-vaccines-a-political-treatment-for-public-fear/




27/03/2023: The terrifying danger of Putin’s hypersonic missiles: https://richardsonpost.com/alex-krainer/30930/russias-hypersonic-weapons/


27/03/2023: Aboriginal Australians oppose ‘The Voice’: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/_we_are_one_australia_fair_australia_indigenous_delegation_demands_to_be_heard_in_canberra


Here’s Warren Mundine’s take on it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/warren-mundine-albaneses-so-called-voice-a-dangerous-con-job.html


27/03/2023: Wrong Again: A 'time traveler' predicts our future: Aliens will conquer earth on March 23: https://amp.marca.com/en/lifestyle/world-news/2023/03/18/6415fbfe22601da5518b4587.html


26/03/2023: Don’t buy a new computer. Solid State Drives (SSDs) are great. I transformed our two computers with these (Western Digital purchased from Amazon – approx $100 for 1Tb, $200 for 3Tb - delivered in two days) and used EaseUS to clone them, then replaced them. The old ones can still be used for back-ups. The difference in speed is just unbelievable. Better than a new computer really. You can do this yourself.


The other essential (also inexpensive) is upgrading/adding RAM. Look up the max RAM your chipset/motherboard will take and install it. It just plugs right in to the motherboard. This is also likely to costs only $50-100. System 'cleaning' software is also good. We use Norton Utilities but there are lots of others (CClean etc).


26/03/2023: ‘Organic’ mumbo-jumbo. You would have to be infantile to believe this stuff is actually good for you or for the planet: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/03/21/viewpoint-challenging-myths-organic-farming-fleeces-consumers-and-does-not-significantly-promote-sustainability/?mc_cid=78d2e2950c&mc_eid=214af8a3b7


26/03/2023: People with real Doctorates in Theology (whatever that might mean) could surely object to Ms Thunberg and Kermit the Frog being awarded one: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/24/greta-thunberg-doctor-of-theology/


26/03/2023: Sleep may be more important than food yet we have ignored the dramatic change in our sleeping ‘habits’ (and its consequences) –what could have caused this: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/a-tired-civilization-sleep-deprived-people-are-more-corrupt-lazy-deviant-apathetic-and-free-loading/


25/03/2023: Thanks Bettina: Coercive control – how the new weapon against men may backfire as women are past masters (mistresses?) at it: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/coercive-control-con-job


25/03/2023: Secrets of the Ice emerge as the Little Ice Age continues to retreat. Note that all these artifacts got there during the Middle Ages when the earth was clearly a lot warmer than it is now: https://secretsoftheice.com/news/2020/04/16/mountain-pass/?fbclid=IwAR2PfiIUVbYF7W6GE9jRofDU3VjXiKJrjCXgTYzLHbjLVkIA5rAAxSdAUrQ


25/03/2023: What is it with ‘Dictator Dan’ seeking (only now – after 80 years) to ban the’Nazi Party’ and all its symbols? When we had a referendum about whether Australia should ban political parties (in the 1950s) , in that case the Communist Party – not much different really – the referendum was lost because Australians believed in freedom of speech and belief, even though we had only recently fought a war against that particular ideology. At least then we got a say in it, but not now. The real way to expose the flaws in someone else’s ideology though is if there exists a free flow of ideas and discourse. Banning things only makes them more attractive without exposing them to the rigor of public debate. This is foolish. The Nazi symbol (the swastika) is to be banned as well but not the just as hateful ‘rising sun’ (Nippon) image which has been clearly incorporated in the so-called ‘Aboriginal’ flag which now flies over many of our public buildings - along wth the hateful ‘rainbow’ flag. We got to vote and have our say about those too, didn’t we?


25/03/2023: How woke are chatbots? https://notthebee.com/article/just-got-invited-to-try-googles-new-ai-chatbot-and-i-asked-it-the-same-question-about-biden-and-trump


24/03/2023: Ultralight beer for hiking: https://newatlas.com/lifestyle/powdered-beer/


24/03/2023: “Rights and liberties must systematically constrain governments, not the other way around… Women and girls are suffering in Victoria because this government cannot or will not define what a female is, and as a result every woman and every girl in Victoria has lost the right to enjoy female-only sports, female-only change rooms and countless other female-only activities. As a result, what most women would consider to be sexual harassment and indecent exposure is now legal in Victoria. As a result, there is right now at this very moment a twice-convicted male rapist housed with the female prisoners in my area in the Dame Phyllis Frost correctional facility.” Read to the end. We need more Moira Deemings, not fewer: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/sicktoria/2023/03/nazis-trans-and-a-half-cocked-liberal-leader/


24/03/2023: You might think the huge swing to the ‘Farmer’s Party’ in Holland would save their food supply, but the greens are more insidious than that. Get ready to have compulsory dieting (or starvation) folks – after all we all know that the obesity ‘epidemic’ is the real problem, don’t we?   https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/03/dutch_farmers_will_probably_be_the_majority_party_in_the_netherlands_parliament.html   


24/03/2023: “What sort of pollutant is it that when you remove it, everything dies.” Richard Lindzen (probably the world’s pre-eminent climate scientist) about CO2 being a pollutant: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/23/climate-change-isnt-particularly-dangerous-richard-lindzen/


23/03/2023: Just Wow! 15,000 year old bison sculptures: https://hasanjasim.online/in-a-french-cave-15000-year-old-bison-sculptures-have-been-perfectly-preserved/?fbclid=IwAR0KNzGd8jOtdXN_YCn4tcU_jzMVXLhnU9LgGNO19gMLmABJvO_Cn21vnU0


23/03/2023: Industry (union) super funds – I hope you are not expecting to retire on them. They clearly have shonky accounting practices and are being milked by the same thugs who run the unions. Can I suggest you move your funds ASAP to a self-managed fund? We have been doing so for many years. We do our own accounting and the audit plus lodgement costs us $450 per year. That is all. Every other red cent is ours. Please compare with your own fund which will be charging you several percent of the (supposed) total amount, eg 3% of $200,000 or $6000 – which would be much better in your own pocket (in the long run). This is (probably) the biggest leftie scam currently running: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/business-robbery-etc-111/


23/03/2023: Write offs. Another great feature of EVs they forgot to tell you about: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/the-not-so-sustainable-evs-that-have-to-be-written-off-after-a-scratch/


23/03/2023: Students behaving like this deserve the stick and teachers should be able to use corporal punishment to discipline them. This woke nonsense went too far long ago. Pavlov was right. Pain is a great teacher: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/nsw-teachers-association-all-talk-nowhere-when-needed.html


22/03/2023: Doubtless people who make false rape allegations have some sort of serious issue but that does not mean that their crime should go unpunished: https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/stanford-worker-false-rape-claims-perjury-suspect-jennifer-gries/


22/03/2023: Yay: “A referendum proposal that would enshrine unambiguously the limiting of the power of the state over the people, would ensure that one constitutional change will get up this year. That is a referendum we can all vote yes to!” https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/17/a-constitutional-change-that-we-all-can-agree-on/


22/03/2023: The Lord’s Prayer, a central tenet of Christianity for 2,000 years. Even if you are an atheist, there is so much wisdom here:



22/03/2023: Remember when as C S Lewis put it, pride was the greatest of sins, but being proud of sodomy is for me a step too far: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/20/pride-cometh-before-the-fall-into-dissolution/


21/03/2023: Flashman 200! Probably my favourite literary character: https://quillette.com/2023/03/17/a-jolly-good-scoundrel/


21/03/2023: I have to say that I fell for the line that anti-fluoridationists were nut-jobs but it now seems they were right after all (and that it dd not even reduce tooth decay): https://www.uncoverdc.com/2023/03/17/blocked-govt-report-finds-fluoride-lowers-kids-iq-case-heads-to-court/


21/03/2023: While the IPCC’s AR6 continues its speil (like a fundamentalist cult) that we are all going to burn, in the real world hundreds of thousands of animals are freezing and starving to death: https://cowboystatedaily.com/2023/03/20/half-of-antelope-in-rawlins-red-desert-could-die-as-brutal-winter-hammers-wyoming-wildlife/


21/03/2023: About that ‘Nazi’ salute. Listen to what Moira Deeming says – particularly read the last paragraph: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/statement-from-victorian-liberal-mp-moira-deeming.html


20/03/2023: Do we live in (Swift’s) Laputa Land? "A fourth appeared with sooty hands and face, his hair and beard long, tagged and singed in several places. His clothes, shirt and skin were all of the same colour. He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sun-beams out of Cucumbers, which were to be put into vials, hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers. He said he did not doubt but that, in eight years more, he should be able to supply the Governor's gardens with sunshine at a reasonable rate." Another was engaged in “reformulating human excrement back into food.”

Sound familiar? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/18/a-simple-reason-why-net-zero-is-impossible/   


20/03/2023: An ‘idyllic’ pre-European existence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/contemporaneous-account-of-aboriginal-savage-tribal-war-and-cannibalism-in-gundagai-.html


20/03/2023: What you can do with GPT-4: https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/how-to-use-gpt4-image-shows-the-world-has-changed-forever/news-story/0b7970ad1415744f7e7eb94ed6116ec6 You can try it for free: https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/users-can-now-try-gpt-4-without-going-through-a-waitlist-here-s-how-11678956604155.html  


20/03/2023: Are you a ‘starseed’ or are you just bleeding nuts? https://www.sciencealert.com/people-among-us-identify-as-aliens-inside-the-starseed-phenomenon?fbclid=IwAR2e_jvdXaoTn-pPVjZUppxV_QPn_LklnF2zmu6aC8dhdW9vJevWFIofskM


19/03/2023: Way before the pyramids there was Dolmen de Soto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen_de_Soto


19/03/2023: Yes, you will be able to have gin and tonics on Mars: https://hasanjasim.online/stunning-photos-show-huge-crater-on-mars-full-of-ice/?fbclid=IwAR3hg1g6CLnnfzpiQ92ydthkeB6Tm1tBBIpDZt73wFtn8UaUL6US5JLynAo


19/03/2023: Revenge is sweet: https://www.ranker.com/list/historic-acts-of-revenge/will-morgan-1?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&pgid=144361577286&utm_campaign=historic-acts-of-revenge&fbclid=IwAR27klfg6hVzAOdzc0T0JsiBmUeVPvuRfS-_VoTe-KErtmGC4DdfSDjHvJk


19/03/2023: A brief guide to ‘Newspeak’. BTW: have you noticed recently the odd meme “diversity is our strength” replacing ‘Unity is strength” as if a chain was no longer “as strong as its weakest link” or that “pulling together” was worse than having a “fifth column”: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/04/equity-language-guides-sierra-club-banned-words/673085/?utm_source=apple_news Do you remember when migrants had to pass an “assimilation” test? ie they were expected to fit into Australian society, and support themselves. I wonder if the current spate of ‘First (Worst) Nations” types had this test applied to them would any be allowed to settle/remain in Australia.


18/03/2023: Getting things ready for the beginning of ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetimes.co.uk%2Farticle%2Frolls-royce-plan-to-put-nuclear-reactor-on-moon-p3r3q5k3w


18/03/2023: Well, I can imagine some worthwhile purposes to which it might be put (defence of ‘home and hearth’ etc – of course you would have to build a chimney first) : https://cowboystatedaily.com/2023/03/16/feds-say-wyoming-man-has-no-right-to-make-his-own-machine-gun/


18/03/2023: Understanding the difference between ‘equality’ and ‘equity’ – a lesson from South Africa we’d better learn – and soon: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/the-fallacy-of-equity-south-africas-warning-to-the-west/


18/03/2023: Clive Palmer really did try to save Australians from dying of covid (and would have saved many lives if governments hadn’t banned his procedures). Now they should be charged and gaoled for ‘crimes against humanity’. So far over 20,000 Australians have died from this and how many have died or had their lives blighted by (compulsory) experimental MRNA vaccines? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/clive-palmer-donated-37m-doses-of-hcq-and-1m-for-research-and-the-australian-government-destroyed-both/  PS: I suspect if he wasn’t so fat he would have been PM.


17/03/2023: Mitchell River Overnight: We have canoed this section of river before but not as a two-day (weekend) overnight trip and not at such a low water level.

I completed this section by myself in 9 1/2 hours paddling (in a packraft) and could have shortened it by another hour if I had exited at Bull Point on Czydel’s Rd instead of Angusvale (Mitchell River National Park), meaning that a (longish) day trip is possible for this excellent section of river.

If you can exited at Scotts (don’t know whether the gate is locked), you would save another hour and avoid three closely spaced Grade 3 rapids just below Scotts (beginning with the Surprise rapid – it is). It is possible to portage all three (recommended) along the right bank. Younger people (or more water) would speed this time up even further. I am 73.

I started the trip at the Castleburn Creek confluence (about a kilometre along the Castleburn Creek Rd – just off to the right before you cross that creek on the way to Waterford). This saves several hours’ paddling as compared to beginning at Meyers Flat camp ground just before the Waterford Bridge on the Dargo Rd..

The gauge height was 1.62 on the Waterford gauge and .72 on the Glenaldale gauge, but rose slightly as I went along due to some rain the day before and overnight during he trip (to 1.64 and .77 respectively). At this height I had only to get out about 6 times (the first day for a few yards), but I scraped the bottom many more times. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/03/17/mitchell-river-overnight/

17/03/2023: More anti-aging. Bring it on: https://mindblog.dericbownds.net/2023/03/an-arthritis-drug-mimicks-anti-aging.html


17/03/2023: Jacinta Price – some common sense in the racist mess that is ‘aboriginality’: “I am half Warlpiri and a mixture of Irish, Scottish and Welsh. My sons are of Warlpiri, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Malay, Indian, French, African, Chinese, Scandinavian and ­German ancestry. My stepson is half Scottish and a quarter Mauritian. They are all 100 per cent ­Australian…Most of the self-identifying indigenous members of our community who claim to feel hurt by Australia Day being held on January 26 would also have white ancestors in their family trees and may not even have been born if the First Fleet hadn’t come.”


17/03/2023: With apologies to R.M.Renfield the Dracula (Brad Stoker) character who had the same dietary obsession:



17/03/2023: The UN is just dreadful. Guterres (its head) is a mouthpiece for the most evil propaganda, this time that (conquering) Islam is the religion of ‘peace’: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/03/15/un-secretary-general-for-well-over-a-millennium-islams-message-of-peace-has-inspired-people-n1678525


16/03/2023: The Tale of a Rail: A Lewin Water Rail. Della now tells me that there have only been 146 confirmed sightings of this bird in the last 150 years! So I/we have been astonishingly fortunate. Imagine our consternation to find it tangled in the bird netting around the strawberry bed this morning! They clearly like strawberries as blue-tongued lizards do! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/03/16/the-tale-of-a-rail/



16/03/2023: (Maybe) a room temperature superconductor at last: https://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-claim-creation-of-a-superconductor-at-near-ambient-conditions?fbclid=IwAR0gH4ea-IiiqY5Ki2Zt7kDMz7ZuNTmXCLVh6kLT1lDQsSzFLrycgriBt8c


16/03/2023: No wonder Biden wants to ban Tik Tok – are the Chinese communists behind this too? https://nypost.com/2023/03/13/critics-say-viral-trad-wife-movement-romanticizes-sexism/amp/


16/03/2023: Of course it is a religion and as such should receive no government funding or support: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/rasmussen-poll-shows-60-of-americans-believe-climate-change-is-a-religion-that-has-nothing-to-do-with-climate/


Just a few ‘for examples’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/15/climate-crisis-what-climate-crisis-part-one-the-evidence/


16/03/2023: The real problem is that most ‘education’ is just worthless – that’s why so many of the best and brightest eschew it: https://www.thecollegefix.com/associated-press-frets-about-young-adults-choosing-work-over-college/


13/03/2023: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed The Roman Republic. Fascinating reading – though maybe not as compelling as Shakespeare’s version: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Ffreebeacon.com%2Fculture%2Fthat-time-a-republic-really-ended%2F


13/03/2023: Just how mad/bad are the Greens? https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/greens-off-on-another-planet/


Does anyone really think they will ever build anything a fraction as great as Monash did? https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/03/monash-betrayed/


Other countries are beginning to wake up to this green nightmare and reverse direction – will we before it is too late, or is it already? https://stopthesethings.com/2023/03/10/reality-bites-europes-wind-solar-disaster-forces-serious-reversal-on-green-transition/


13/03/2023: Can you ‘detoxify’ yourself from unwanted effects of the covid vaccines? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/dr-peter-mccullough-on-the-holy-grail-of-covid-19-vaccine-detoxification-2/


13/03/2023: Righting the wrongs of the past is impossible. Why people who never owned slaves should write checks to people who never were slaves is inexplicable.Will ‘blacks’ one day be forced to pay compensation for eating the ancestors of ‘white’ folks. We have similar idiotic (and unhistoric) nonsense here in Oz where every person became an equal citizen under the law from 26 Jan 1788 on: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/03/minnesotans-to-pay-reparations-for-slavery.php 


12/03/2023: The search for America’s greatest hidden treasure is over – or is it? What a fascinating puzzle: https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/a43061508/forrest-fenn-treasure-hunt/?utm_campaign=socialflowFBPOP&utm_medium=social-media&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR39FN_lsX3dSxMMT79dAQ69lYtWSduIZnt4FWCk81jw6HNgMzy3d0144yY


12/03/2023: Some of the forces of evil at work in Ukraine: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fight-for-bakhmut-becomes-moment-of-truth-for-wagner-founder-6146583f?mod=djemalertNEWS


12/03/2023: An examination of the whole US temperature dataset shows only a .07C warming per century (clearly within the levels of instrumental error anyway). This is a wonderfully uniform temperature (clear evidence surely that the earth has a thermostat) and that we need not worry eg that ‘climate change’ is an ‘existential threat’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/11/the-us-blows-hot-and-cold/


12/03/2023: Yet we have attacks on the very ‘staff of life’ like this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/dutch-government-sends-military-trucks-and-military-gears-as-farmers-plan-the-biggest-demonstration-yet/


12/03/2023: Tough times ahead? If you remember last year several Chinese banks collapsed. Now it is US ones. I may have been right to put much of our savings into gold stocks after all: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11847965/Financial-markets-brace-following-Silicon-Valley-Bank-death-spiral-bank-stocks-50.html


11/03/2023: Charles Kingsley was right. Imagine finding one of these in your garden. A Lewin Water Rail. We admit the garden has become a bit overgrown, but we also suspect the fox-proof fence is helping make a haven for various unusual critters. I was slashing some umbrella sedge which had becomes a little too enthusiastic when this little guy scuttled out and went to hide in the asparagus patch. It is only the second one I have ever seen. “No-one can say water-babies don’t exist because no-one has ever seen one not existing.”



11/03/2023: Rare Cat Found Living On The Tallest Mountain In The World: https://www.beautyofplanet.com/rare-cat-found-living-on-the-tallest-mountain-in-the-world/?fbclid=IwAR3Ot1H1goTfd7gdZAJcXp0W3p9bZL9bj1qxlnPLv099_43XxjNUyOGQmhI


11/03/2023: If you have trouble walking this may help: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hypershell/one-horsepower-ai-exoskeleton-powers-your-everyday-adventure-0?ref=8ett9x&utm_source=jellop&ja=jcf&utm_term=013.jcf&utm_content=Hypershell-VD01&utm_medium=facebook&utm_id=fb&utm_campaign=WjI1aFBTUWtKR2R1ZGowa0pDUnZZVDBrSkNSMmVUMGtKQ1IyY0dsdGVYUjFQU1FrSkdSNVBTUWtKSGh2WVQwa0pDUnphSEp0ZVQxTmIzcHBiR3hoTHpVdU1DQW9WMmx1Wkc5M2N5Qk9WQ0EyTGpFN0lGZHBialkwT3lCNE5qUTdJSEoyT2pFd09TNHdLU0JIWldOcmJ5OHlNREV3TURFd01TQkdhWEpsWm05NEx6RXhNQzR3SkNRa0pDUWtaSGx6ZVQweU1EQWtKQ1FrSkNSeVl6MHhOamM0TkRnMU1qYzBPVEkxTG5WamVISWtKQ1E9


11/03/2023: How far can you go with libertarianism: https://thepostmillennial.com/sex-positive-fat-activist-says-men-with-rape-kink-should-be-able-to-pay-to-drug-consenting-women


11/03/2023: Just when you thought men might become redundant it is women’s turn: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/scientists-in-japan-create-mice-by-using-two-fathers/

10/03/2023: The legend of a ‘lost white tribe’ in Central Australia gets some further credence from Les Hiddins, the ‘Bush Tucker Man’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/history/2023/03/were-there-dutch-castaways-in-central-australia/

10/03/2023: The EPA is also unfit for purpose. All it really does today is crusade for green causes and enhanced authoritarianism. Here’s a case in point. Another is the nonsense crusade against gas stoves: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/09/pm2-5-mass-killer-or-mass-fraud/


10/03/2023: I think I will just go and eat worms: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/05/cinderella-citizens-ard-public-broadcasting-expects-regular-germans-to-eat-worms-live-in-squalor/


10/03/2023: During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine’: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/02/28/Flashback-Palin-Mocked-in-2008-for-Warning-Putin-May-Invade-Ukraine-if-Obama-Elected-President

09/03/2023: Who’d have thought – a 3D printed space rocket blasts off: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/worlds-first-3d-printed-space-rocket-is-ready-for-launch/

09/03/2023: Islands are dynamic things. They have been robust for a very long time (like corals): https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/1000-pacific-and-indian-islands-are-not-shrinking-due-to-climate-change/

09/03/2023: As Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut appear to falter Biden seems to be ramping us up for WW3: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/is-nato-bluffing-or-is-it-beefing-up-forces-to-back-a-ukrainian-offensive/

09/03/2023: Nick Cater in The Australian: “In a normal world, a rise in the export price of coal from $US80 a tonne in January 2021 to today’s price of about $US300 a tonne would have been a signal for the finance markets to invest in new mines, railways and wharves. Yet almost no such investment has been made….

Potential investors, including the big banks, are sinking money instead into the utopian dream of greening the grid and electrifying everything, a project that will cost between $US3 trillion and $US4.5 trillion incidentally, according to a 2022 study by McKinsey.

An ESG rule for super would potentially free up a lazy $3.3 trillion more to be thrown at that project. The 15.6 million Australians who own that capital might or might not think that to be a good thing. Under a government intent in removing their agency, they may find it difficult to object. As Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones said, the government’s concern is the health of the hive, not the bees who made the honey.” Sheer bloody lunacy.

08/03/2023: Wings Over Fiordland: I have written about this wonderful airline, Wings And Water before. For our 50th anniversary we just had to have a flight into Supper Cove (since we did not quite make it on our walk) and a tour of Dusky Sound and some other beautiful fiords: Breaksea, Dagg, Doubtful, etc.

The flight took approx 2 1/2 hours and cost around $500 each (for five people), though I suspect Kylie gave us a discount as being long-term return customers. Well worth it though whatever the cost, believe me. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/03/08/wings-over-fiordland/

08/03/2023: I now have two new eyes. I chose these lenses: AcrySof IQ Vivity® IOL because they give both distance and excellent intermediate vision with the ability to read things on the computer or held at arms length. I have some excellent folding reading glasses which clip onto your pocket for reading. The eyes are still settling down – I am less than a week out from having the second one done, but I can certainly say that it was a good decision. I have better all-round vision than I have had for years and can now see where I am putting my feet down on difficult ground very clearly. I can also see in rain and humid conditions without that nightmare of having one’s glasses fog up. I am now also back to having better than 20:20 vision, which is great: https://www.myalcon.com/international/professional/cataract-surgery/iols/vivity/


08/03/2023: Is the mammoth on the way back? https://www.beautyofplanet.com/28000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-cells-brought-back-to-life-by-scientists/?fbclid=IwAR3mGOdMxnCwIJS1s8ULGlTV_pYDASv7TPlAzFtf_iPJbFmCDcHVFaM4ON8


08/03/2023: Are EVs evil? I think the answer is, ‘Yes’: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/03/02/its-time-to-admit-it-evs-are-evil/

08/03/2023: Just in case you don’t think the ‘deep state’ is running America. Police instigated and assisted the Capitol ‘insurrection’. Just up the street Trump held a rally of 500,000 people without any violence. And Tucker airing the footage that proves this is described by the Left as an ‘attack on democracy’: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/89869/

07/03/2023: Remembering Auden: https://www.thefp.com/p/things-worth-remembering-w-h-audens?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=260347&post_id=106264168&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email

07/03/2023: Welcome to degrowth communism. “I used to think Communism, with its famines, purges and abuses, was probably the worst system of government which could be inflicted on people. Now I know better.” Perhaps you can see how this pernicious ‘theory’ has already infected the woke classes. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/05/degrowth-communism-green-communism-whose-explicit-goal-is-destroying-the-economy/

07/03/2023: More negatives re the ‘absent father’ syndrome – and same sex marriage: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/06/some-thoughts-on-mothers-drag-queens-trans-groomers-grooming/ PS: If we had a true referendum about this today I doubt it would be passed.


07/03/2023: Our BOM is simply not fit for purpose. Anyone 40 or older can remember how much colder it was in the 80s, then how much hotter in the 90s and now how we haven’t had a summer for three years – yet the BOM manufactures ‘the hottest year ever’ every year. The satellite records show practically no change over the average temperature during all that time (+.08C of one degree). Indeed the last ten years it has been cooling: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/just-another-warm-summer-day-made-to-look-like-hell-on-earth/


06/03/2023: It is not just Britain which is committing national suicide: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/immigration/2023/03/the-suicide-and-conquest-of-britain-revisited/


06/03/2023: Lies, damned lies and politicians: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/03/05/lying-occasionally-or-for-all-seasons/


06/03/2023: Where will the materials for the ‘green revolution’ come from – mining the sea perhaps? https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/hidden-costs-ecological-realism-and


06/03/2023: Good luck with our being able to defend the country: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fpolitical%2Fmore-75-americans-aged-17-24-arent-fit-military-service-dod


05/03/2023: Can China survive demographic change? https://financialpost.com/news/economy/china-lost-40million-workers-3-years


05/03/2023: The Federation Cross – Spot On Viv: https://australianclimatesceptics.com/?p=805


05/03/2023: The woke war on the world’s food supplies: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/kenya-gmo-approval & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/03/04/farmers-blockade-eu-capital-to-fight-fertiliser-restrictions/


05/03/2023: Democracy has declined so much that even the dead and the brain dead are ‘representing us’. This may not be far from the truth. I suspect the public has declined similarly. The problem is not exclusive to the US. Our leaders in Oz, Albo and his rat-faced understudy Bowen are not much better: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-fetterman-is-not-well/


04/03/2023: Seems very unlikely that Russia (or the foks on the ground there) will ever give up Crimea. Instead of escalating the war with more and more munitions (and deaths) a workable solution which does not inexorably drive Russia into the Chinese camp needs to be worked out. Russia needs to ne on ‘our’ side. There are two great enemies of civilisation (presently): socialism/communism (and its guise of environmentalism) and Islam. Let’s focus on that before we have another World War which just leaves these more powerful (as WW2 did): https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/msnbc-reporter-goes-crimea-shocks-viewers-telling-truth


04/03/2023: Who knew? A ‘cure’ for homelessness – likewise many similar socially undesirable traits I am willing to bet: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/a-must-read-for-democrat-mayors-how-one-ca-republican-mayor-eliminated-homeless-population-in-his-liberal-state-video/


04/03/2023: The electric car ‘market’ collapses: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/free-market-squeals-subsidies-end-and-electric-vehicle-sales-collapse/ 


04/03/2023: There goes that pain in the back! Bring it on soon, Please: https://newatlas.com/medical/single-injection-chronic-lower-back-pain-relief/


03/03/2023: Alan Moran does a good job of calling out the hucksters and shamans of the environmental movement - as well as putting it in an interesting historical context. As I have said a hundred times, there is not a scintilla of evidence for this bizarre cult: https://zephr.spectator.com.au/2023/02/climate-change-short-on-proof-drowning-in-nonsense/


03/03/2023: “Media, Education System Are “Racist Against Whites And Asians” Scott Adams didn’t get away with saying this obvious truth. Let’s see how Elon Musk fares: https://www.weaselzippers.us/489039-elon-musk-media-education-system-are-racist-against-whites-and-asians/


03/03/2023: What is Andrews on - raising the age of criminality. Thugs of 10-14 know they are doing wrong. Five year olds know they are doing wrong. All this will do is increase the size of and worsen the criminal classes. We should bring back corporal punishment. Here’s a similar example: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/update-florida-student-who-viciously-beat-unconscious-teacher-over-nintendo-switch-will-be-charged-as-adult-was-arrested-three-times-for-battery-in-2019/


03/03/2023: The Mandela Legacy – this is the future the Left wanted. Do you want it for Oz too? It is coming if we don’t wake up: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1629707620792582146.html


02/03/2023: So long ago already: the Soviet Union ended on Australia Day 1991, 32 years ago – yet (listening to the Labor Party, Greens etc banging away in Parliament) I realise so many on the Left still hanker for just the same old class warfare and the same old commie notions that held over half the world in slavery for 70 years – and still enslave China!


02/03/2023: ‘Just trust the science’, they said: https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjkgap/scientists-now-want-to-create-ai-using-real-human-brain-cells


02/03/2023: This story of John Franklin is much like the lives of so many ‘aborigines’ I grew up with in the Hunter Valley and Northern NSW, ie of hard work, acceptance and assimilation. Re-inventing the past and inventing its many ‘injustices’ is never the way forward for a peaceful, prosperous nation. My best friend at primary school was an ‘aboriginal’ boy named Roy whose memory I cherish to this day. After an afternoon playing in the mud on the riverbank no-one could have told which one of us was the ‘aboriginal’ – and no-one cared. His father and mine both worked (as fettlers) on the railway or timber-getting in the nearby forests. We all attended the local school and whatever social events were available: dances, open-air cinema, hunting and fishing, the local show etc. There was no discrimination – we were all just Aussie kids growing up in our ‘sunburnt country’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/identity/2023/03/a-family-heritage-overpainted-with-ochre/


02/03/2023: A huge increase in death and disability amongst the young. Seriously disturbing stuff. We have so far lost over 20,000 people to covid most of them unnecessarily if only sensible health measure as in India had been applied. Now, how many are we losing to the MRNA vaccines? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/03/its-the-greatest-crime-scene-in-history-for-the-first-time-the-healthy-employed-are-worse-off-than-the-unemployed/


Those excess deaths are up 43%: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/breaking-by-ed-dowd-society-of-actuaries-excess-death-numbers-released-for-december-in-age-group-under-44-number-is-43-higher-than-expected/


01/03/2023: There is an interesting critter called ‘rubisco’. It’s not a biscuit. It’s not even a critter either really, just the most common protein on the planet. It’s made by ‘chloroplasts’ which are not some evil chemical fluoridationists add to the water supply but just the most common photosynthesis factories on the planet. If these two interestingly named things (rubisco, chloroplasts) did not exist, there would be no life on the planet and we would not be here arguing about whether they can or can not transform a little more CO2 into useful things to avert the great heat death which awaits us all - if you believe some panicky chicken-little folks!

01/03/2023: Fair point – the ‘global warming that wasn’t (global): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/02/27/non-global-warming/

01/03/2023: I am so over the gender wars. I have never been a ‘bad man’: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/11/the-sin-of-masculinity/

01/03/2023: We suspected this all along: https://babylonbee.com/news/confirmed-resurrection-was-complex-april-fools-day-joke-that-got-disciples-tortured-killed

28/02/2023: Before you go stir crazy at this, let me tell you that a year ago I ‘cured’ a sheep of a cancer which had always killed them before every time with fenbendazole, a cheap sheep worm drench which has been around most of my life. I am about to start on another one today. If/when I get it I will be drenching myself in the same way. Costs about 20 cents a day and certainly won’t do any harm anyway: https://veryvirology.substack.com/p/curing-the-incurable-cancer

28/02/2023: For a year now we have been led towards WW3 over the Ukraine but it still seems like the baddies vs the baddies to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7I5mrWipls

28/02/2023: Meanwhile, for the first time in 100 years it is snowing in Saudi Arabia - gotta worry about that coming Ice Age folks: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/it-is-snowing-in-saudi/

28/02/2023: Bettina on Higgins: ‘evasive, unco-operative and manipulative’. This woman should not have been handed millions of our dollars without evidence and a verdict. Similarly Lehrmann deserves a chance to be exonerated: https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/p/evasive-uncooperative-and-manipulative?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=448263&post_id=103978759&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email

27/02/2023: Mushrooms will save the world: https://www.theverge.com/23610087/mushroom-plastic-waste-research

27/02/2023: We are running out of oppressed classes in need of saviors, so apparently, we must expend every more effort to find people to save: https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/02/23/a-major-civil-rights-victory-that-will-change-america-forever-n532630

27/02/2023: Should there be government funding of public education? It is a good question. Ask yourself how much food would cost if its production, distribution etc was a owned by the government. There would be mass starvation. I think everyone realises this. What then are the advantages of having education, health, welfare, defence etc in public hands? Surely the outcomes would be better if they were all managed privately and government shrank enormously? https://zephr.spectator.com.au/2023/02/is-it-time-to-defund-public-education/

27/02/2023: The CO2 Scam. I just hope you realize that there has not been a single shred of real evidence for this (false) hypothesis – but vast amounts of evidence that it is false. Just the fact that during multiple ice ages the CO2 level was higher than it is now should be enough to wake you up: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/jo-nova-wins-the-dauntless-purveyor-of-climate-truth-award-2023/ & https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/02/former-reuters-science-writer-slams-climate-hysteria-promoted-by-todays-media/

26/02/2023: Beware super-massive runaway black holes: https://www.livescience.com/runaway-black-hole-the-size-of-20-million-suns-found-speeding-through-space-with-a-trail-of-newborn-stars-behind-it?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=livescience&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2N0_q2Cpqh8Q8TBHYOzCA5NG2L3v5AKqTByK0LRZaNnwQNTxgrSJUQ0oo

26/02/2023: Just when we are absolutely certain CO2 is not responsible for ‘global warming’, instead is an enormously beneficial gas (to life) and that natural gas is largely abiotic and ubiquitous so that all our energy problems are ‘solved’ for pretty much all time, we decide to destroy our economies and societies by banning both. I guess this is what happened to the Ja’ins a few thousand years ago when they decided that it would be ‘wrong’ to eat anything living…

26/02/2023: Words women use – I think maybe this guy understands women better than I do: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/38419-Words-women-use.html

26/02/2023: P.J O’Rourke was just great. He went missing a year ago today, eg “The poor of the world cannot be made rich by redistribution of wealth. Poverty can’t be eliminated by punishing people who’ve escaped poverty, taking their money and giving it as a reward to people who have failed to escape. Economic leveling doesn’t work. Whether we call it Marxism, Progressive Reform, or Clintonomics, the result is the same slide into the stygian pit. Communists worship satan; socialists think perdition is a good system run by bad men; and liberals want us to go to hell because it’s warm there in the winter.: https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/24/remembering-p-j-orourke/

25/02/2023: The triumph of the autochthons: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2023/02/today-nearly-half-billion-people.html

25/02/2023: What do you suppose ‘commendable’ means then: https://wirepoints.org/not-a-single-student-can-do-math-at-grade-level-in-53-illinois-schools-for-reading-its-30-schools-wirepoints/

The same trend here: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nsw/strict-school-discipline-will-give-aussie-students-the-best-chance/news-story/3136f894d7d6a0ca51d04bb0701fbba2

25/02/2023: It probably will kill you but who would eat it anyway when there is lamb? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/are-they-trying-to-kill-us-lab-grown-meat-backed-by-bill-gates-has-cancer-cells-and-could-cause-other-scary-health-issues/

25/02/2023: But why not give it a shot? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/new-skin-rotting-drug-is-literally-turning-drug-users-into-zombies/


24/02/2023: Whether they are ‘gravity batteries’ or some other kind, intermittent energy storage will never keep up with continuous energy demand. If you don’t want carbon emitting energy you simply have to use nuclear. It is the only current feasible option. Wind-up toys no matter how big will not cut it: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Could-Gravity-Batteries-Win-The-Energy-Storage-War.html

24/02/2023: “Healthy soil, the underpinning of civilization throughout history, is created in interaction between grazing animals and soil microbiologyPeer-reviewed research from Rodale has shown how regenerative agriculture can sequester more carbon than humans are now emitting”: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/the-ecologist-who-says-we-need-huge-herds-of-cows-and-sheep-to-stop-desertification/ Has to be better than shooting 14,000 elephants anyway – besides I like lamb.

24/02/2023: We must reject this utterly undemocratic (and racist) ‘Voice’. Who does it represent, how will representatives be chosen anyway, and why should they have control over the vast majority ‘s democratically elected representatives? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/the-voice-will-almost-certainly-have-the-power-to-block-the-government/news-story/4881474896302fb00a5cbd4b3f8e1ff3

23/02/2023: Paperless. For how long has this been a weird green dream? Soon we are to find out as Victoria’s largest paper mill is set to close due to not having any native timber to make paper from. All the native timber is now needed to fuel massive (one million acre plus) wildfires. Over 150 years of careful forest management has ended. ‘Apres moi le deluge’ as the saying goes – as if Andrews was a Frenchman. Many other (good) things are also ending (such as reliable energy, financial responsibility…we are drowning in woke bullshit. We are in for very tough times which will probably (as the history of the Weimar Republic shows) result in something far worse before things get better again. All this because of a tiny minority of greenie (communist) saboteurs. I have said for forty+ years that there needs to be an open season on these types. Such a day will come. 

23/02/2023: Jeanne Calmert took up smoking at 112. It only took ten years to kill her: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/21/longevity-expert-3-reasons-the-worlds-oldest-person-lived-to-122.html

23/02/2023: More neat tricks from the Clinton team. (You would have to say this compares favorably with the Victorian woman who was supposed to have suicided by shooting herself twice in the head). Someone may have stolen the gun: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/arkansas-police-rule-suicide-in-death-of-clinton-aide-found-hanging-from-tree-with-shotgun-blast-to-chest-despite-no-sign-of-gun/

23/02/2023: It didn’t work. I wonder how data would compare Novavax ad Ivermectin treatment to what was forced on everyone? “If the entire medical system were a mafia cabal designed to create Pfizer profits by banning cheap drugs and useful tests, while guaranteeing indemnity in secret contracts and forcing drugs on people who didn’t want them, what exactly would our Minister of Health have done differently?” https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/18-months-too-late-natural-immunity-is-almost-as-good-as-vaccination-except-when-its-better/

22/02/2023: I long since had enough of perversion and have called it what it is for many years no matter whether my views are stigmatised or criminalised. No amount of force will turn good into evil – or the reverse.: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/02/21/perversity-under-liberalism/

22/02/2023: A Doubtful Deluge: Milford vs Doubtful Sound? Which is your favourite? The road to Milford is one of the most wonderful in the world I’m sure, and there is no doubt that Sound is the more famous, but for my money the Doubtful beats it hands down, and if you can manage a trip there the Dusky beats it too!

We were ‘lucky’ enough to be ‘cruising’ the Doubtful on a beautiful rainy day. This drove most of our fellow travelers indoors, but Della and I relished the rain out on the deck. This deluge transformed the whole Sound into a million waterfalls. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/02/21/a-doubtful-deluge/

22/02/2023: Solar-powered lighter. Forget the BIC. These guys have lighting a fire (or even a cigarette) covered: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solis-x-world-s-first-solar-rechargeable-lighter#/

21/02/2023: Canoeing the Hollyford 21/02/2023: Canoeing the Hollyford: There are many wonderful sights along the Milford Rd. This trip we witnessed some intrepid whitewater canoeists. I thought I had done a lot of whitewater work - but not like this.

The guy reckoned this was Grad 3+. I beg to disagree. I have canoed a lot of Grade 3 water in Oz but it was nothing like this, which has to be Grade 4/5 I think.

They were doing an approx 12 minute trip down from the viewing/parking point by the river above the Hollyford Rd (Gunns Camp) down to Marian Creek on that Rd. Read More (and watch the video): https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/02/21/canoeing-the-hollyford/

21/02/2023: The Irish are wimps: https://headlinereporter.com/2023/02/irish-man-died-after-being-attacked-by-chicken/?utm_source=rm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=em


21/02/2023: Stem cell transplantation cures HIV: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11772327/Man-CURED-HIV-D-sseldorf-patient-virus-free.html


21/02/2023: Indisputable evidence covid was around in 2019 – so where exactly did it come from, who made it – and why? https://billricejr.substack.com/p/early-spread-evidence-in-one-document


21/02/2023: Is Snowy 2.0 the greatest Green disaster ever: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/snowy-2-0-could-win-prize-for-most-globally-stupid-green-engineering-project/ & https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/02/20/the-debacle-of-snowy2-0/ Remember it is costing (much) more than several coal or nuclear plants which would deliver several times the electricity constantly for 50+ years and at a fraction of the cost per kilowatt hour. NB: We have Turnbull (& Rudd) to thank for the hopeless NBN too.


20/02/2023: Alas that O’Rourke is no more: "The Free Market Is a Bathroom Scale

The free market is the greatest repository of our freedoms. Economic freedom is the freedom we exercise most often and to the greatest extent. Freedom of speech is important—if you have anything to say. I've checked the Internet; nobody does. Freedom of belief is important—if you believe in anything. I've watched reality TV and I can't believe it. Freedom of assembly is important—if you're going to an assembly. Most people are going to the mall. And, at the mall, they exercise economic freedom.

The free market is not a creed or an ideology that political conservatives, libertarians, and Ayn Rand acolytes want Americans to take on faith. The free market is simply a measurement. The free market tells us what people are willing to pay for a given thing at a given moment. That's all the free market does. The free market is a bathroom scale. We may not like what we see when we step on the bathroom scale, but we can't pass a law making ourselves weigh 165. Liberals and leftists think we can.

The free market gives us only one piece of information, but it's important information. We ignore it at our peril, the way the leaders of the old Soviet bloc did. They lost the cold war not just because of troops or tanks or Star Wars missile shields. Even Reagan and Thatcher couldn't win the cold war by themselves. They needed allies. And the allies were Bulgarian blue jeans. The Soviets lost the cold war because of Bulgarian blue jeans. The free market was attempting to inform the Kremlin that Bulgarian blue jeans didn't fit, were ugly and ill-made, and nobody wanted them at any price. People wouldn't wear Bulgarian blue jeans—literally not to save their lives. But the Kremlin didn't listen. And the Berlin Wall came down".

P. J. O'Rourke. Excerpt(s) from ‘Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards’


20/02/2023: A good news story about gun ownership: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/el-paso-mall-shooter-stopped-cold-bystander-pulls-weapon-fires-police/


20/02/2023: How woke can you get? https://www.outono.net/elentir/2023/02/13/the-spanish-government-legalizes-bestiality-and-imposes-prison-for-injuring-a-rat/


20/02/2023: Imagine if you fled one totalitarianism only to discover another. “At Columbia University they were literally saying that all the problems that we have is because of capitalism, because of white men, and the solution for all these problems is a communist revolution in the name of equity.” North Korean defector, Yeonmi Park: https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/02/north-korea-defector-compares-woke-education-in-america-to-regime-she-escaped/


19/02/2023: People are failing the AI ‘mirror test’. This is not quite what you might think it is, but on the other hand I wonder how many real people could not prove they were sentient: https://www.theverge.com/23604075/ai-chatbots-bing-chatgpt-intelligent-sentient-mirror-test PS: Only this morning Della received a ‘compilation’ from Google Photos of ‘water fountaining’. Google’s AI had put together a host of photos of us with waterfalls etc – which it clearly recognized, all by itself.


19/02/2023: As Tucker points out our constitution prevents our government from having (or establishing) a religion – but that’s just what the ‘climate cult’ is. We need to urgently push back against this nonsense: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/02/18/tucker-carslon-the-climate-cult-has-grown-stronger/


19/02/2023: Back in the 1930s there was a board game about how to turn your country into a communist ‘utopia’. None of this stuff ever dates. I have just re-read Michener’s ‘The Road to Andau’ about the Hungarian ‘Revolution’. I think you should too. (I found a ‘free’ copy on a torrent site). I had (almost) forgotten how awful the Soviet ‘system’ was – and how enthusiastically 99% of Hungarians rejected it (to their great loss! I don’t know whether you remember the Melbourne Olympics water polo match, but I do.) Yet today we are rushing to just the same state control (of everything) in Australia and many other countries as the soviet system exemplified. For example it is already illegal to express a divergent opinion about many cherished communist ideals - racism, sexism, the environment, etc. Don’t believe me? Try posting about how you disagree with homosexuality on social media! https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/toward-soviet-america-board-game/


19/02/2023: What an extraordinary poll! ‘We the people’ need to take back our countries. We need to be the government and have much less government. The sooner the better: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/half-of-americans-believe-the-media-is-trying-to-mislead-them-and-the-people-running-the-usa-are-unknown-to-voters/


18/02/2023: A Taste of the Kepler Track: Undaunted by our (unsuccessful) fiftieth anniversary foray on the Dusky a couple of days later we decided to give the Kepler Heli-Hike a try. It involves a (claimed) 3 1/2 hour walk down from the Luxmore Hut to Brod Bay on the Western shore of Lake Te Anau (pretty accurate - for us anyway) as well as a helicopter ride from Te Anau to a peak a little further up the range (from Mt Luxmore) before landing at the hut to begin the walk. The walk culminates in a water taxi ride back to Te Anau instead of another 3+ hour walk. The cost was NZ$325 per person. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/02/18/a-taste-of-the-kepler-track/



18/02/2023: We need more old men: https://instapundit.substack.com/p/the-power-of-old-men


18/02/2023: Ah, the rubber! Hat’s off to ‘The Bed Sitting Room’: https://nypost.com/2023/02/15/im-sexually-attracted-to-objects-and-i-make-out-with-balloons/


18/02/2023: Maybe Biden did shoot down a ‘party balloon’ but how long before a passenger jet hits one of these? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/did-the-us-air-force-just-use-an-f-22-fighter-jet-and-a-sidewinder-missile-to-destroy-a-13-hobby-balloon/


17/02/2023: Dusky Track 50th Wedding Anniversary Walk: Della has covered much of this ground already (on Facebook) but I have a few snippets to add (and a link to my hiking blog): https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/02/17/dusky-track-50th-wedding-anniversary-walk/



17/02/2023: If I have seemed somewhat quiet (since our return from Fiordland) I have been getting new eyes (well, one so far). Two days in I can now see things (with my new left eye) which have been invisible for years. How I look forward to being able to walk in humid rainy conditions without my glasses fogging up so that I am (was) walking blind.


17/02/2023: I have to agree with Michael de Percy, they need to open a ‘philosophy factory down the road’ or as Heraclitus put it, ‘It is weariness upon the same things to labor and by them to be controlled.’: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/02/on-labors-heraclitus-the-fragments-of-socialism/


17/02/2023: The BOM has been faking the temperature data for decades to hype their ‘global warming’ fantasy: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/02/15/hyping-maximum-temperatures-part-6/


15/02/2023: You heard how around half the current ‘aborigines’ who demand a ‘voice’ (aka control of our country) are recent fakes? The other half are mostly simply older fakes, the likes of Michael Mansell etc whose 1/32nd ‘heritage’ is almost certainly less than yours or mine. ‘One continent, one nation’ was what our founders in 1901 had in mind, a good enough notion for the next couple of hundred years too: https://richardsonpost.com/davidhiscox/30509/300000-fake-aboriginies-rorting-exorbitant-black-privillage/


15/02/2023: You heard too that it was the ‘Deep State’ which blew up Nordstream? Let’s hope that this is not like the ‘Phoney War’ which was the precursor to WW2: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/02/the-us-cia-blew-up-nord-stream-an-act-of-war-bombshell-broken-from-a-blog/


15/02/2023: Long since time everyone gave up on this ‘climate’ nonsense and went back to enjoying life: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/02/14/the-climate-scare-narrative-continues-to-collapse/


15/02/2023: It had to happen, but you go first: https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/02/yale-professor-mandatory-mass-suicide-of-elderly-a-solution-to-japans-rapidly-aging-society/


30/01/2023: What kind of pill should you take – I choose the white pill: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/01/29/take-the-white-pill/


30/01/2023: NASA has reignited its nuclear propulsion rocket system it cancelled with Omega decades ago: https://www.sciencealert.com/new-nasa-nuclear-rocket-plan-aims-to-get-to-mars-in-just-45-days?fbclid=IwAR3slVtRk0ONpaShEauzboR__ZxtL-dMyuwTYDnSkPpWuIxm4BUuTW9r0sg


30/01/2023: Will the public ever see a ‘No’ case? https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/01/voice-referendum-doomed/


30/01/2023: Eagles are probably incapable of learning to avoid wind turbines: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/28/guardian-google-are-not-trying-hard-enough-to-censor-climate-deniers/


29/01/2023: Interesting New Windscreen: A reader drew my attention to this interesting piece of parallel evolution. The X-Boil is a roll-up windscreen very similar to my roll-up titanium stove which I posted about here a year earlier than the X-Boil. I made later modifications to it in pots here and here, though until last week when Craig alerted me to it I had never heard of X-Boil. I have copied the photo of it from their site - I hope they don't mind - I don't speak (or write) German.

It has an interesting button-loop closure which is another solution to the hook and eye type ‘chimney’ closure I finally settled on. I think the latter has perhaps slightly less ‘give’ in it which may be preferable in the field.

X-Boil has come up with some added ventilation options (which Craig seems to think mine needs), though I have not as yet found this myself. I have to congratulate X-Boil on the modification to the upper edge which allows for the use of a frypan. This is an outstanding idea. As a keen Ultralight Fisherman I wholly endorse this change and will incorporate it in my next model. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/01/28/interesting-new-windscreen/

29/01/2023: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper: The Story Behind The 1932 Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QCYDzsQ_yM


29/01/2023: How well do these Nato tanks measure up – and will they need to send nukes next? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11674247/M1-Abrams-tank-vs-Leopard-2-Challenger-2-differences.html


29/01/2023: It had to happen: Denmark calls for mandatory military service for women: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.straitstimes.com%2Fworld%2Feurope%2Fdenmark-calls-for-mandatory-military-service-for-women


28/01/2023: Garden Doings: (Della) We often see satin bowerbirds in the garden at fruit-ripening time, but yesterday gave us a special treat: I discovered a hesitant fledgling bowerbird that had been separated from his frantic mother by a flock of noisy cockatoos wheeling overhead. Mum was flying about and calling from a nearby tree, and you can see her join her baby in the video before being frightened off again by a lone cocky. Eventually (after I had retreated with my camera) they were able to find enough peace to reunite and fly to safety together. Welcome to our newest eater of the windfall apples and other fruity delicacies from our garden. The other random pic is one of my giant birds of paradise trees that I caught flowering spectacularly whilst I still had camera in hand.





28/01/2023: So much can still be learned from ancient thinkers such as Epicurus and Buddha: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jan/26/living-for-pleasure-by-emily-a-austin-an-epicurean-guide-to-happiness


28/01/2023: The Left and their ‘trigger warnings’ meet Shakespeare and Beowulf – It could get ugly: https://jonathanturley.org/2023/01/26/tragedy-might-be-triggering-british-universities-add-warnings-for-greek-and-shakespearean-plays/


28/01/2023: Who knows whether this Project Veritas story is true or not; we may never know. I certainly believe that the power of evil is immense and that the forces of good have always fought a rearguard action against it. In this instance I long ago observed that Pfizer had undoubtedly suborned a myriad of ‘important’ folk (politicians, health bureaucrats etc) with cash payments in order to further their profits – indeed long before they discovered the awesome cash potential of the coronavirus: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/blockbuster-claims-in-video-of-pfizer-executive-making-mutant-viruses-capturing-official-agencies/


28/01/2023: It isn’t the Virgin Mary or Jesus but it certainly looks like a bear: https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-just-discovered-a-bear-on-mars


27/01/2023: The Dark Harbour Hermits:

“There’s many a coat that is tattered and torn, 

That beneath lies a true honest heart. 

But because he’s not dressed like his neighbors in style, 

Society keeps them apart. 

For on one fortune smiles, while the other one fails, 

Yes, no matter what venture he tries. 

Time calls them both to the grave in the end, 

And six feet of earth makes us all one size.” 



27/01/2023: If someone else was massacring whales, birds and bats as the Greens are, you would expect someone to get upset – at least the Greens would get upset, surely? https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/the-strange-coincidence-of-the-offshore-wind-industry-and-178-dead-whales/


27/01/2023: Heart attacks up 17%, but who cares? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/fatal-heart-attacks-up-17-percent-in-australia/ This will bankrupt Pfizer: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/01/breaking-the-silence-do-mrna-vaccine-harms-outweigh-benefits/


27/01/2023: All along our coastline you can see this same evidence that sea level has actually fallen – just open your eyes. Then maybe you will begin to doubt the global warming doomsters. Sea level has (naturally) been falling since the Holocene (maximum  6-8000 years ago) the warmest period between the great ice ages when the earth was at its warmest. Since then we have been slowly moving back into another ice age. Don’t expect to be able to walk to Tasmania very soon though: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/22/sea-level-update-from-noosa-national-park-queensland-australia/


26/01/2023: On this day in 1778 Della's great great great grandfather Private Lawrence Richards Plymouth Marines on board Prince of Wales arrived Sydney Cove with his wife Mary and son Samuel (born on the voyage thus maybe the first Australian). They were the first settlers on Norfolk Island and later had land at Bankstown (near where Della was born). Lawrence (and his son William) served in the 102nd regiment till 1810 and thence in the 73rd Regiment (the Black Watch) until his retirement in 1816. Not many of us can claim a 'First Fleeter' in our ancestry.


26/01/2023: I have always loved butter, cream etc. Now I know for sure it was good for me too: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/07/cheese-butter-not-necessarily-linked-to-death/565253/


26/01/2023: Forget about the lithium and cobalt shortage; there is just not enough plain old copper in the ground for the ‘net zero revolution’. It is madness to mandate the impossible as Canute demonstrated: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/24/the-copper-conundrum/


26/01/2023: Maybe you can remember when Jacinta Price warned that dropping the welfare cash card controls would lead to a spike in alcohol fueled violence (especially against women) in remote communities. Then Albanese and his mates decided to end alcohol bans as well – because they were ‘racist’, even though the victimized women wanted them. Now without recourse to a ‘Voice’ at all, he has re-introduced them. What’s next? Another Howard style military intervention at hell-holes like Wadeye which is doubtless just as bad (if not worse) than it was back then? https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/01/albos-alice-alcohol-back-flip/


26/01/2023: There is a point where I cease to be a libertarian and echo those who would see the death penalty for child molesters. I think I now want to include fantasy child molesters in this too: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/predatory/instagram-slammed-for-letting-child-sex-dolls-to-be-sold-online-as-border-force-seizes-illegal-trade/news-story/cbedb136cae4afbd23cdc284a8d8ed77


25/01/2023: How good are ‘scientific trials’? This (satirical) paper shows that there is no evidence that parachutes help: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/03/rct-study-shows-parachutes-make-no-difference-when-jumping-from-aircraft/


25/01/2023: Could ultrasound be the fountain of youth – it had better hurry up for me if it is: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fstudyfinds.org%2Fsound-waves-reversing-aging%2F


Another one here – will we live forever: https://12ft.io/proxy?ref=&q=https://studyfinds.org/anti-aging-gene-fountain-of-youth/


25/01/2023: The Land Rover Defender replacement is just about to hit the market: https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/spy-pics-ineos-grenadier-ute-breaks-cover-139231/?fbclid=IwAR3WPg7Qsb8DZVICQPUANvp7iPUXtnTXm9hZSyntvc8FYwzMJ65-k07iz1M


25/01/2023: You have to honour the spirit of sacrifice:




24/01/2023: A solar powered lighter – an expensive way to make your BIC renewable: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solis-x-world-s-first-solar-rechargeable-lighter#/


24/01/2023: Let them eat bugs:  https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/01/let-them-eat-bugs.php But there already is a food production ‘crisis’: https://richardsonpost.com/michael-snyder/30286/the-worst-food-crisis-in-modern-history/


24/01/2023: Of course our climate thermometers are always perfectly sited (as they are supposed to be) with only (mown grass) within 50 metres or so of them - and there is no urban heat island effect by the growth of a huge city all around them: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2023/01/urbanization-effects-on-ghcn-temperature-trends-part-i-the-urbanization-characteristics-of-the-ghcn-stations/  & https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/jolly-odd-what-sydney-observatory-record-cold-spell-broken-with-help-from-awol-solar-panel/


24/01/2023: You and I who have lived in the bush all our lives (and love it) would call it ‘alienation’: https://scitechdaily.com/natures-decline-the-distance-between-humans-and-nature-is-growing/


23/01/2023: So, birds were around before the dinosaurs vanished: https://scitechdaily.com/evolving-backward-discovery-overturns-more-than-a-century-of-knowledge-about-the-origin-of-modern-birds/


23/01/2023: China may be going down the gurgler: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2023-1-19-in-china-things-are-heading-south-quickly


23/01/2023: Yeah, sure. The boys will love their new quiet choppers – and buy them like crazy: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/harley-davidson-will-soon-be-all-electric-ceo-says/ar-AA16zEgK?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=edb475dccdbf485bb961be3fe042063c


23/01/2023: 15 Reasons Completely Unrelated To The Vaccine People Are Dying Suddenly: https://babylonbee.com/news/15-reasons-completely-unrelated-to-the-vaccine-people-are-dying-suddenly


22/01/2023: Buzz still has the right stuff: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/special-punch-in-honor-of-buzz-aldrins-93rd-birthday/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/famous-astronaut-marries-93-excited-eloping-teenagers/


22/01/2023: Norwegian government funds research to find out if white paint is racist: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Ftpn.net%2Fnorwegian-government-funds-research-to-find-out-if-white-paint-isracist%2F


22/01/2023: Rats had a bad press: https://www.sciencealert.com/we-might-have-been-wrong-about-the-role-rats-played-in-the-black-death


22/01/2023: Duh: “When you start to think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary that we – a select group of human beings, because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives – are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet…It’s so… almost extra-terrestrial to think about, saving the planet. If you say that to most people most people, they think you’re just a crazy tree hugging and lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, whatever.” John Kerry at Davos


21/01/2023: ‘Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.’ Alex Levine


21/01/2023: Graphene Fabrics on the way: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/graphene-embedded-polymers/

21/01/2023: This will work out well: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/it-takes-5-days-to-charge-a-hummer-ev/

21/01/2023: Let them not eat cake: https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/british-food-tsar-hints-cake-ban-office-compares-health-harms-passive-smoking

20/01/2023: Leeks were eaten in ancient Rome and regarded as superior to garlic and onions: https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/geeked-about-leeks-recipes-gallery 

20/01/2023: Anti-aging is on the way, but hurry up guys: https://www.science.org/content/article/two-research-teams-reverse-signs-aging-mice

20/01/2023: These ‘elites’ are just barking mad: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/its-a-cult-the-wef-are-the-select-few-touched-as-saviors-of-the-world-to-master-the-future/

20/01/2023: Viagra anyone? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11649627/Viagra-users-25-likely-suffer-early-death.html

19/01/2023: “Your husband is a polar bear, skinny.”: https://apnews.com/article/fema-alaskan-native-wrong-translations-707ab611f0d171ae2e34fc3f284454a7

19/01/2023: Wonnangatta Again: After three days of (once again poorly reported) ‘evidence’ I think we can begin to piece together the solution to this ‘mystery’: Russell had visited the area a week before (if you remember). Almost certainly this was to choose a campsite and quite probably to get in a good supply of firewood. At ‘normal’ times when there are few folks about this might have worked out, but not a week before a holiday long weekend. On this occasion when he arrived there were (presumably) already two cars camped at ‘his’ site, one of them Lynn, the other the man in the white ute whom we have not heard from yet – presumably he did not have a phone! A lesson there for future ‘murderers’! It will be interesting to learn when/why he left. Witnesses have described Hill as a ‘grumpy old man’ and we have heard before about his becoming involved in an altercation with the ‘Button Man’ when he also decided to camp at (or too close to) the latter’s campsite. I’m sure we have all encountered people like that, unfortunately. The witnesses also expressed surprise that Russell ‘decided’ to camp right next to the other two campers (when there are around forty kilometers of river to camp along for less than 200 people even on a holiday weekend). It seems likely that the situation was inflamed further by Hill flying his drone over Lynn’s camp, presumably after dark when they were both likely liquored up too! My guess is that Lynn shot the drone down with his shotgun which I’m sure many of us might feel like doing in a similar situation. Police forensics experts suggest that Hill came to Lynn’s camp and seized Lynn’s shotgun. During a struggle over the shotgun it went off, shooting Clay in the head. She was doubtless hovering around trying to stop them fighting. No doubt this further enraged Hill who perhaps had the shotgun in his hands by then and when Lynn feared for his life (properly so probably) he stabbed Hill perhaps in ‘self-defence’. All this was very tragic but if it had happened say at Tidal River in front of lots of witnesses he may even not have served any gaol time at all. Unfortuntaely he decided to cover the whole situation up and flee. These were his substantive crimes (that and having a shotgun where only a deer rifle is permitted), probably ones which don’t carry a much longer gaol time than he has already served! In any case those of us who enjoy camping in the High Country can again do so without fear of being stalked by homicidal madmen – though I think we need to learn the lesson that we should spread out more and not fly drones over each others’ camps!

19/01/2023: Maybe you voted to make this possible? I did not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/update-gruesome-details-released-gay-activist-couples-crimes-adopted-sons-warning-content/

19/01/2023: ‘Racial’ classification is just nuts, whether it is the US, Oz, Nazi Germany or apartheid South Africa. A ‘drop’ of blood from ‘another race’ does not make you any different from the rest of humanity, I’m sorry. All you are, all you should want to be, is human. I could claim to be French (one-eight) or Irish (three eighths) for example. I suspect there is even some negro/gypsy in there way back. A cousin’s DNA analysis (I have not done one) indicates this likelihood. Della could claim to be Scottish (half) or even Jewish (one eighth – ‘Jewish’ is a religion, surely?) but all we really are is Australian people. The very idea that people should have some sort of ‘special government’ or ‘special treatment’ on account of their supposed ‘race’ (whether it is a benefit or a ‘disadvantage’) is just truly abhorrent. The ‘Voice’ is a disgusting idea, best quickly buried. One Australia for all – a land of free people, please: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/01/our-insane-racial-classifications.php

18/01/2023: SpaceX is just great: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/spacex-launch-is-awesome-and-thats-how-we-will-land-on-mars/

18/01/2023: Wonnangatta Murders: Goodness knows how this will work out, but by the third day police seem to have one clear piece of evidence which will damn Lynn – Russell’s phone at Mt Hotham at (roughly) the same time as Lynn’s car was captured on a camera there. Very hard to explain this away otherwise than that he was implicated in their deaths – unless the times don’t quite match. Others no doubt used the same route out as the road to Jamieson was (unexpectedly) closed

One would think that the phone would have been switched off, yet nonetheless ‘modern’ ‘fixed battery’ phones now have a supplementary battery which keeps time/geolocation alive even so. Edward Snowden alerted us to the ‘spooks’s ability to track this (after the event) even if no search warrant had been issued (before the event) – and it appears he is right. Future crims will be alerted to this if they had not been by 1990s Bruce Willis movies! Astonishing that an airline pilot (who should have known better) carried these phones so far. My own ‘guess’ was that the murderer would have disposed of the bodies and such evidence as soon as possible (before reaching ‘populated’ areas) – but not this guy apparently.

The first day of ‘evidence’ was weird – and made no sense. ‘Witnesses’ gave ‘evidence’ of events completely contrary to the ‘known’ movements of the couple from nearly two years ago now, ie that they called their friend around 3:00 pm on the Friday afternoon 20th March from the Howitt Road  outside the valley (for directions) then drove into the Wonnangatta (Dry Creek) and called him again at 6:00pm 20th March saying he had just arrived at camp in the Valley. The previous night (Thursday 19th March) they had (‘always’) spent on the Howitt Plains outside the valley – the haunt of the so-called ‘Button Man’ – if you recall all previous reports of their movements. One wonders why police had interviewed that individual if phone records (pings from the Howitt Rd) showed the couple driving into the Wonnangatta (down the Zeka Track) on the 19th – a day earlier than previously supposed, and so had been nowhere near his camp. Their burnt out car was found around lunchtime on the Saturday 21st March. These two witnesses are claiming they saw the missing couple  camp at Dry Creek in the Wonnangatta on Thursday 19th then that they heard shots on the Friday morning 20th (so what?) and saw the couple afterwards at a graveyard (Wonnangatta Station Homestead) and again driving into the Dry Creek Camp also on the 20th where there were apparently two cars, a blue Nissan and a white ute. I wonder what route these guys took out of the valley?

Still, further police evidence yesterday (presumably geolocation from Lynn’s phone) claims that he revisited the spot where the bodies were buried again in May and November of the same year as the ‘disappearance’. He would need pretty compelling excuses for these three marks against him, but it is all circumstantial after all and not forensic evidence

18/01/2023: Our masters need their mistresses who can be flown in by jet plane (all at the public expense – what a trough!) whilst we peddle bicycles and eat bugs: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/report-high-priced-prostitutes-descend-davos-high-powered-leaders-world-economic-forum/

18/01/2023: The Albanese communist government’s ‘reforms’ of the gas industry are not working out well –if you try to control prices you curtail supply: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/the-government-waved-a-magic-wand-and-turned-the-gas-industry-into-a-stone/

17/01/2023: Nuclear power in your pocket? ‘Soon’ to come for future ultralight hikers: https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2023/01/nuclear-power-cell-for-space-satellites-that-are-cup-size-instead-of-dishwasher-size.html

17/01/2023: The Shed: If only all of us could triumph over the ‘planners’ as this old man did: https://www.spectator.com.au/2023/01/the-old-mans-tale/

17/01/2023: Remember when electricity cost <$30/meg and we had a reliable supply: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/01/12/south-australia-does-it-again/


17/01/2023: Excess deaths likely caused by MRNA vaccines: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/temporary-morgues-built-across-uk-due-unprecedented-increase-excess-deaths/

16/01/2023: DIY Shoulder Pouches: My new Zpacks Arc Haul Ultra came without shoulder pockets (or pouches) as I could so easily make my own, as I have done this morning (forgetting to photograph the process too sorry!) If you have ‘recently) purchased a sewing machine as I have (often) suggested, you can make a pair too. I hope this post helps you do so.

I measured the space on the pack where they would have to fit and came up with dimensions of my four pieces of material as follows. Two pieces for the pack strap sleeves that started at 7″ x 6″ and two pieces for the pouches that stated at 6″ x 15″. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2023/01/15/diy-shoulder-pouches/

16/01/2023: Ibn Battutah, The Islamic Marco Polo. “Whereas Marco Polo was rather tight-lipped about sex, Ibn Battutah seems to have copulated his way across the then-known world with hundreds of slave girls, concubines, and temporary “wives.” He also left more than a few offspring in his wake. His trip lasted 29 years and was three times the length of Marco Polo’s. He writes about not only what he actually experienced, but also includes gossip, rumors, and legends about the things and the people he encountered. Some of it is rather horrifying.”: https://www.amazon.com/Travels-Battutah-Macmillan-Collectors-Library/dp/1909621471/ref=asc_df_1909621471/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312021455910&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3526682798586221892&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003435&hvtargid=pla-489921632055&psc=1


16/01/2023: In case you don’t think the transgender cult has gone too far: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/01/frankenstein-.html


16/01/2023: Frankly I think gas stoves were just about the best kitchen ‘invention’. We would not be without ours: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/14/calls-to-ban-gas-stoves-are-anti-science-anti-freedom-and-anti-energy/


16/01/2023: Electric cars are not working out well for the UK. People can’t afford to either buy them or charge them. They won’t work out any better here either: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/uk-electric-cars-sales-fall-people-cant-afford-to-run-them-on-wind-and-solar-grid/ 

15/01/2023: Finnsheep - Unexpected second lambing. This fourteen year old ewe has lambed unexpectedly for the second time this year. I hardly expected her to live (She had been quite ill after her first lambing back in August), let alone do this. She has been a spectacular ewe with four working teats who has often raised quads (when she was younger).

She and another brilliant old ewe have been in a small ‘retirement’ paddock just in case they happened to raise a bonus lamb (in 2023) after a long and productive life (around forty lambs raised each - in paddock conditions).

I have had a very special young triplet ram in with them just so he doesn’t get hurt by the other rams as he has outstanding genetics and we really want progeny from him (later this year).

I was very surprised to see her with this (second, unplanned) out-of-season lamb at foot this morning. It is only one but it is a four-teated ewe lamb - so somewhat like winning the lottery for us.


The proud dad:



Here she is with a set of quads last year.



Finnsheep can relatively easily be managed to lamb twice per year. We have clients with thousands of our Finnsheep in air-conditioned sheds eg in the Middle East) raising 6+ lambs per year over two lambings: http://www.finnsheep.com


We do not usually lamb ours the second time because there is not enough stock feed here in summer to raise a second lambing well so it is too hard on the ewe and the lambs.


15/01/2023: “I do not own a coal mine. I am a professor of literature at an American college. We professors, like the mine owners, do not do hard manual labour for a living. Unlike those mine owners, if I may speak generally, we spend none of our time around such men. We do not break bread with them, we do not live near them, we do not worship at the same church, our children do not see one another on the streets. We are almost entirely insulated from the exigencies of bodily life. We do not grow our own fruit and vegetables, we do not build our own homes, we do not raise our own livestock, we do not dig our own wells, we do not repair our own vehicles, we do not clear our own fields, we do not pave our own driveways and roads, we do not lay the bricks for our own schools, we do not fight our own fights.” Anthony Esolen, reflecting on John Ford’s great movie, ‘How Green was My Valley’ (& who also does not know what a semi-colon is). Far too many like him – and yet unlike, for most show no remorse and are ever assured of their own superiority! God save us from the ‘elites’: http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2014/01/theres-equality-theres-equality/


15/01/2023: The nation state is increasingly a prison and moreso a ‘panopticon’ one where we should certainly believe ‘we are being watched’,  as we have no control over ubiquitous cameras and microphones which (are intended to) surveil us and control us. The prospects for ‘liberty’ are dismal. It is still (though barely) within living memory that the passport was invented (an ‘emergency World War 1 measure – like the income tax – Yes!) it is not just our movement across (so-called) international borders which is circumscribed but increasingly our movement within our own areas and nations. The so-called covid ‘pandemic’ was either invented for the purpose or eagerly morphed into a vehicle for such social control. Who could have believed before then that (‘free’) Australians could be limited to their own homes or a very restricted neighbourhood – and all their other (social) activities likewise entombed in red-tape, even our ‘rights’ to work and worship, for example. There was very little ‘push-back’ against this – though you may have noticed (for example) Della and I continuing to ‘sneak out’ now and then for a camping trip in the Vic mountains (& etc) in defiance of ‘Dictator Dan’s’ edicts, though we were (from the outset) more careful than most to avoid infection – just common sense really. (And may I add, better prepared to treat it than any Oz government). We have (at least) three tiers of ‘Government’ in Australia and that is not counting all the bureaucrats and various official and unofficial ‘police’. This trammeling up is best exemplified by the explosive growth  of rules and regulations (and cops). During the first year (alone) of John Cain’s government in Victoria he was proud to have passed more pages of statutes than had existed in the whole 150 years of Victoria’s history up to then. I am not making this up. Since then every successive Australian government (including local) has sought to excel his record – often successfully. Tony Abbott’s government alone actually tried to (successfully) reduce this burden. I have never even been convinced that the ‘nation state’ is/was a ‘good idea’. It would be interesting to watch a debate about this issue – wouldn’t it? Or that the idea of ‘government’ itself is! Without doubt there are other (likely better) ways of doing things which most people over most of time have employed. Or should. Really.


14/01/2023: The last free people…I was wondering around 3:00am what has become of them. Do any exist in the brave new world order which has been building its walls and stringent controls all around us. You know, people like the Lapps and Samoyeds – the reindeer people, and the various gypsy tribes for example. What an astonishing achievement by the former. Imagine domesticating reindeer which can live where there is only (inedible) moss to eat, and yet move about with them and thrive in the most inhospitable of wildernesses- and sustain a lively culture. The closing of the Soviet borders must have had a profound effect on them. When we were in Nepal we were talking with a Sherpa in Namche who observed that when he was a child with his family moving back and forth through the high passes from Tibet one of the greatest dangers was wolves (one of ) which could take a full-grown yak!. That way of life ceased when the Chinese imprisoned the Tibetan people (in 1956). I guess ‘everyone knows’ that the Nazis murdered over 90% of Europe’s gypsies (a much larger percentage even than Jewish people). The ossification of the nation state since the Second World War must have further trammeled what is left. (Interesting to note that before the First World War no passports existed or were required anywhere). Of course surveyors and land-owners have further restricted the movement and ‘rights’ of nomadic peoples who must have enjoyed (intermittently) the same tracts of land perhaps for thousands of years until someone else decided ‘they’ owned them. Older owners no doubt continued to recognize the traditional camping practices of Romanies (etc) on their estates but as those properties have changed hands (and the ‘common lands’ disappeared) the ‘traveling folk’ must have been increasingly circumscribed. I know many people still dream of ‘taking to the road’ eg becoming ‘grey nomads’ etc, but such choices are being limited more and more by bureaucrats and other nasties. Is there any prospect for freedom at all in our future? I’m sometimes glad I will not be around to see it.


14/01/2023: Surviving the Holocaust but not our Brave New World (Order): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/holocaust-survivor-hiding-ordered-psychiatric-institution-german-court-faces-forced-covid-vaccine/


14/01/2023: Let’s see the Greens get behind this one: https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-claims-SMR-160-can-repurpose-any-coal-fired?fbclid=IwAR0b0sVTcF6VChSoXpsPcrlhKQqfaIScHKq1THqyMiQovafVtEPpJGQm02A


14/01/2023: Antarctic icebergs have not changed in 300 years; so much for catastrophic global warming: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/2000-gigatons-of-plant-wrecking-co2-and-icebergs-around-antarctica-are-the-same-as-the-1700s/


13/01/2023: Why ‘Adam’s Ale’ is the best drink: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/02/health/hydration-disease-aging-death-risk-study-wellness/index.html


13/01/2023: Much as they tout ‘diversity’ the elites in fact favor only conformity, so innovation is stifled: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/its-official-everywhere-in-science-theres-a-mysterious-lack-of-ground-breaking-papers/


13/01/2023: Big Brother is watching you: A friend points out that  WA are trying to introduce legislation that will consider anyone that is working from home will have their home deemed a workplace, which will then fall under the same state workplace OH & S and right of access by government department and union officials.


13/01/2023: War of the Worlds #1 – Are we Martians then? https://scitechdaily.com/researchers-discover-mars-may-have-had-the-conditions-for-life-before-earth/

12/01/2023: Don’t miss the rare green comet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9DTkxXoQqw 

12/01/2023: When Labour’s William Beveridge ‘invented’ ‘The Welfare State’ in 1942 ‘his goal was ‘the abolition of want’. Labor has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams: Want has all but been abolished: fewer and fewer want to work, want to marry, want to raise children, want to lead a life of any purpose or dignity’ (Steyn) ‘The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly,’ Thomas Sowell.

12/01/2023: Where are the greens when you pave over 5,000 square kilometers with solar panels or  clear the forest and halt the wind with so many wind turbines – not to mention the god-alone-knows what effects of all the monstrous transmission cables: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/big-solar-goes-big-bust-largest-solar-plant-in-the-world-dies-before-it-can-be-built/

12/01/2023: I notice that the radical left have been eager to celebrate the death of George Pell – a death no doubt hastened by their vitriolc witch hunt of a demonstrably innocent man. Instead, we should be celebrating the life of one of Australia’s outstanding intellectuals and faith leaders: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/01/tony-abbotts-statement-on-the-death-of-cardinal-pell-ac.html 

11/01/2023: "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly." G.K. Chesterton

11/01/2023: Really, what’s wrong with being a man, manly even? I’m sure the women and children of the Birkenhead (and millions like them) agree with me: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/01/11/its-time-to-celebrate-men-and-masculinity/



11/01/2023: Beware of pollies trying to sell pigs in pokes: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/01/therapeutic-albanese-couldnt-be-clearer-about-the-voice-vote-first-find-out-what-for-later.html BTW: A ‘poke’ (bag) is a cognate of ‘pocket’.


11/01/2023: The poor old elephant – who could have known: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/huge-elephant-dies-suddenly-we-dont-know-why-but-we-know-it-wasnt-that-one-thing/


10/01/2023: When even the Labor right (does it still have one?) become worried about Defence you should too: https://spectator.com.au/2023/01/bombers-defence/


10/01/2023: How mandated car seats actually ‘kill’ children. These things and other such social programmes are really depopulation strategies. We have entered an era when only junk people can ‘afford’ to have children. This will not end well: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3665046


09/01/2023: The world’s first analogue computer from the genius which was ancient Greece: https://tocharus.substack.com/p/ancient-greek-analogue-computer


09/01/2023: Common sense on tax and money from the great Ronald Reagan: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/01/homespun-genius-from-the-late-great-ronald-reagan.html


09/01/2023: Della and I have been ‘green’ all along without even knowing it: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/08/new-york-times-there-has-never-been-a-better-time-to-be-short-mate-with-shorter-people-for-a-greener-planet-to-save-the/


09/01/2023: What an interesting idea: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/481990/londoner-solves-20-000-year-ice-age-drawings-mystery?fbclid=IwAR1E84dEqLFCa3nz1NlFzuTxcYkZcYeIhFyV5rnPfnZUMQzNS49-bbdo0FU


08/01/2023: How materials technology will change the world: https://bigthink.com/the-future/cellulose-nanocrystals/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2oBmFknKXHLzGkEJmbCW1mkhuM443bljYUhdo9gCCsXAxkSg5qKeJVu4I#Echobox=1673049074


08/01/2023: The art of ancient Roman concrete: https://www.sciencealert.com/we-finally-know-how-ancient-roman-concrete-was-so-durable?fbclid=IwAR3bjxGoeiGbiZ50ukBD3K4-1VizdPsxuM-b5jIjaDS24Alpyh1QsKDrPVw


08/01/2023: In 1800 there were 3 cities in the world with populations over 1 million. Now there are 442! This represents the major transformation of human life. We cannot hope to understand what makes the average human tick unless we understand their circumstances. Having lived in a city (reluctantly) for less than 8% of my life I admit to a deep ignorance. I pretty much hardly even know any 'city people'.


08/01/2023: When they are not killing birds and bats and producing no net electricity, they burn: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/01/smoking-ceremony-at-the-local-wind-farm.html


07/01/2023: Get ready: 6G is coming (for you): https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230104231812.htm


07/01/2023: Once again zinc (50 mg a day in this case) is shown to be a ‘magic bullet’: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/if-only-our-universities-had-studied-this-earlier-zinc-may-have-stopped-40-of-covid-deaths/


07/01/2023: The Chinese Government seem to be rushing a range of science fiction scenarios: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/sellin-chinas-reseach-mosquitos-may-lead-using-mosquitos-bioweapon-delivery-platform/


07/01/2023: According to the satellite records the world is .05 of a degree warmer than the average for the last 44 years. It has varied by around half a degree up/down all that time. This is a dazzling unifomity. Who can really doubt that there is a natural thermostat which keep the temperature so stable? You would have to be a lunatic to believe that profound ‘climate change’ is imminent. The whole movement is just a wicked scam: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2023/01/uah-global-temperature-update-2022-was-the-7th-warmest-of-44-year-satellite-record/


06/01/2023: More details of the fate of the Franklin expedition slowly emerge. The extraordinary thing is that the ship was lost because it was unusually warm that year 150 years ago and has been colder ever since: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/66022


06/01/2023: Parsnips (and turnips) are very nutritious and delicious – what people ate before potatoes took over: https://insanelygoodrecipes.com/parsnip-recipes/


06/01/2023: Repatriating those ISIS war-brides is working out well: https://www.theepochtimes.com/isis-bride-who-allegedly-followed-husband-to-syria-arrested-in-australia_4963726.html


06/01/2023: If Sydney continues like this an Ice Age can’t be far off. Where is the alarmists’ response to this astonishing data: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/the-year-without-a-summer-in-2022-sydney-didnt-even-reach-32-degrees/


Where is that warming: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/04/the-new-pause-lengthens-100-months-with-no-warming-at-all/


05/01/2023: ‘It is God's gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil’: I’m sure you would not expect that quote from me an old avowed atheist, but one should always garner truth and wisdom from the past, not just throw it all away as so much old junk. Our Judaeo-Christian tradition has many such important lessons which it would be folly to forget. The pleasure to be found in physical work ought not be missed by anyone. It pains me how many folk are bored and indolent, whereas we never find a minute where we share that feeling. All our moments are busy ones.


This is probably my favourite Bible quote. If you are my age you may remember it better as being the words of a ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ song! Read it in full, maybe even paste it on your wall. It is full of wonderful truths: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13:


3:1 ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

3:2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

3:3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

3:4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

3:5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

3:6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

3:7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

3:8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

3:9 What gain have the workers from their toil?

3:10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with.

3:11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

3:12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live;

3:13 moreover, it is God's gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.’

05/01/2023: With maybe 20 million covid infections in a single city China has only recorded 22 Covid deaths since December. If true they are doing so much better than Oz where we had 240 deaths in a single day recently: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230103-up-to-70-of-shanghai-population-infected-with-covid-top-doctor

05/01/2023: “If, a militarised, heavily armed Police force decides that it can take the law into its own hands, a great leap forward has been achieved in the progressive totalitarianism to which we are being subjected”. He argues the Qld police unit SERT had the capability to and was set up to arrest and detain just such armed ‘offenders’ as the Trains. Why then are they dead instead of facing trial so that we know the nature of their ‘crimes’? Trial by media is not the semantic equivalent of justice. https://newcatallaxy.blog/2023/01/04/what-happens-in-wieambilla-stays-in-wieambilla/ PS: Comments are interesting.

05/01/2023: Batteryland – another fantasy green dream like green hydrogen and renewables generally. Extracting sunbeams from cucumbers as Gulliver observed the crazed inhabitants of one of Swift’s fantasy lands attempting to do is just not a sensible energy or economic policy. You just can’t ‘plan’ to spend eight times the entire GDP on a battery which could never (materially) be built anyway, and likely would not work if you did. :  https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/even-in-battery-fantasy-dreams-the-costs-dont-make-sense/

04/01/2023: 1912 – what was the world like exactly 100 years ago? http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2022/12/december-31-1912.html

04/01/2023: Add this to the ‘smart switch on your electricity meter. Too many nasty things can be done to your freedom with the flick of a switch: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/big-brother-will-watch-drive-disgusting-infrastructure-bill-installs-kill-switches-new-vehicles-turns-america-police-state/

04/01/2023: Some more good news (maybe) – extinction rebellion quits: https://joannenova.com.au/2023/01/extinction-rebellion-quits-realizes-being-attention-seeking-vandals-isnt-winning/

04/01/2023: Home energy savings largely a sham. I would have thought so too as people build ever larger MacMansions and architects go for two-storey high rooms, oceans of glass and the like. The average weatherboard, timber floored home of the 1950s (which had proper ventilation for human health amongst other advantages - no strange ‘peanut’ allergies and the like back then) was half the size, and had ‘living’ rooms of approx 10-15 square metres (easy to heat) and no cooling of any sort, clearly used less than half the electricity of the ‘modern’ monstrosities. Goodness knows how we even survived the houses we built in the past! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/01/01/home-insulation-makes-little-difference-to-energy-consumption-new-study/

03/01/2023: Love conquers all – a good news story: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-64125531

03/01/2023: A plant which gave up photosynthesis: https://www.sciencealert.com/ethereal-new-plant-species-doesnt-use-photosynthesis-its-found-something-sneakier

03/01/2023: The mother of ‘conspiracy theories’ debunked: https://spectator.com.au/2023/01/lee-harvey-oswald-killed-jfk/

03/01/2023: No doubt all those folk who waited an hour or two to recharge their EVs over the holiday period will be rushing out to buy another one and advising their friends to do the same. Likewise the folks in Norway & etc who have discovered the cost of recharging is more than double the cost of filling up the old car with gasoline: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2022/12/painting-the-near-future-in-blackouts-and-green/

02/01/2023: Suppose you wanted to ditch Google Play Store: https://www.popsci.com/diy/f-droid-download/

02/01/2023: Just in case you need an ice age, here’s a great idea – and they’re implementing it without any discussion at all: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/go-wrong-startup-releases-particles-atmosphere-stop-climate-change/

02/01/2023: We can apparently look forward to blackouts which last several days (if we continue to follow Europe down the drain). In most of Australia people would not actually freeze solid as in Europe, but it won’t be fun either: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/blackouts-will-last-for-days-says-austrian-defence-minister-stock-up-now/

02/01/2023: A great essay Alexandra: https://spectator.com.au/2022/12/the-crimes-of-eco-fascism/

01/01/2023: Zpacks Arc Haul Ultra: I have been a fan of Joe Valesko’s Zpacks for nearly twenty years – back when he was just a lad sewing all the packs himself. We have kept in touch. I have tried many of his products as they became available and generally promoted them.

I doubt there has been any single person who has ‘pushed the envelope’ of the ultralight revolution quite as much as Joe. His firm has grown like topsy, which is a credit to him and I hope doesn’t give him too much stress with the responsibility of having to care for so many people and do so much work. I trust there is still plenty of time for family and for hiking.

I have a friend whose business grew so big he eventually had to sell it as it was making his life impossible. All he really wanted was to be like Maugham’s ‘The Verger’ – to have a very modest living. If you haven’t read the story, now is the time to do so. If you don’t read, you can watch it here. I’m afraid such modest ambitions are what I have stuck with since I first read the story in the sixth grade. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/12/31/zpacks-arc-haul-ultra/

01/01/2023: Instead of queueing from 10:00am to watch ‘pretty lights’ in the sky at midnight before going home to bed I’m afraid we went to bed at 10:00 pm and missed New Year altogether, our 52nd together actually. I really can’t believe that half a billion people ‘tuned in’ to watch the Sydney fireworks. Are we lemmings or what? If this is how it begins I have very little hope for 2023.

01/01/2023: A very powerful and insightful essay - Use These Five Easy Tricks to Identify the Marxist in the Room: https://pjmedia.com/columns/kevindowneyjr/2022/12/30/use-these-five-easy-tricks-to-identify-the-marxist-in-the-room-n1657219

01/01/2023: It is horrifying that children could be legally mutilated (castrated) by one parent against the wishes of the other and really without the child’s consent (being a minor). Women’s ‘rights’ have gone too far. It is hard to imagine the effect on this boy’s life when he grows to be an adult and realizes what was done to him – and what he lost: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-texas-supreme-court-rules-against-father-seeking-to-prevent-chemical-castration-of-his-son

31/12/2022: Bird-window collisions. I would have expected some more positive recommendations. On old-style windows with fly-screens (in my experience) they almost never happen. The suggestion that feeders should be placed near windows is interesting: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/12/221220113013.htm

31/12/2022: Time to ditch those ‘green’ investments: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/ouch-environmental-investors-lost-22-in-a-year-when-energy-investors-made-54-gains/

31/12/2022: It is fairly clear that the MRNA shots are not working but I would like more information about the efficacy of the conventional vaccines. I am seriously considering a booster of Novavax which seems particularly efficacious. I still have no particular desire to die from covid (if it can be prevented) though I never wanted the public to waste vast amounts of money preventing my death either (as they did). Cheap vaccination campaigns have been the backbone of cost-effective public health for a century now. It still seems (to me) that Ivermectin is more effective as an antiviral treatment than the expensive ones the drug companies have cooked up. Still plenty of sheep drench in our cupboard: https://www.conservativereview.com/horowitz-possibly-the-most-important-study-on-covid-shots-might-explain-why-covid-never-seems-to-end-2659039644.html

31/12/2022: The Faux Urgency of The Climate Crisis Is Giving Us No Time or Space To Build A Secure Energy Future. Some advice from one of the world’s pre-eminent climate scientists: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/28/the-faux-urgency-of-the-climate-crisis-is-giving-us-no-time-or-space-to-build-a-secure-energy-future/

30/12/2022: The long (geological) view of climate change: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/blame-jacinta/

30/12/2022: Worrying. Any excuse to increase the tyranny we now live under: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/tyranny-aussie-cops-demand-public-rat-neighbors-anti-government-believe-covid-19-conspiracy-theories/

Qld Police have also clearly been peddling a pack of lies about the Trains (who I admit might not have been exactly angels – who is?) For example the ‘new’ excuse for the police break in was that they were serving a warrant for ‘illegal guns’ but the only such (unsecured firearm) ‘offence’ seems to have been 25 years ago. As I said at the time, we may never know what this was all about, just that it is clearly not as it seems: https://richardsonpost.com/davidhiscox/29946/dob-in-a-covid-denier/

30/12/2022: The ‘Deep State’ ie unelected bureaucrats it seems are the ones leading an insurrection against the democratic will of the people and against our cherished historic freedoms in the US as in Oz and elsewhere. Why is it happening? https://richardsonpost.com/brian-c-joondeph/29913/deep-state-insurrection/

30/12/2022: German health minister says climate change travel restrictions and prohibited behaviour will be required: https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1605820678585958401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1605820678585958401%7Ctwgr%5E00bb104ca66591f801b94ba6d508d53ae91796d9%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Feco-dictatorship-coming-your-way%2F

Why not bathe once a week instead? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/28/germanys-zdf-public-television-suggests-bathing-once-a-week-would-be-beneficial/

29/12/2022: Life will find a way: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/bin-chickens-chow-down-on-cane-toads/

29/12/2022: The Nord Stream mystery: https://dnyuz.com/2022/12/26/in-nord-stream-mystery-baltic-seabed-provides-a-nearly-ideal-crime-scene/

29/12/2022: When the police are useless (What else?) Well done girls: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/mothers-intuition-how-2-indiana-moms-capture-suspect-rescue-missing-ohio-baby-kason-thomas

29/12/2022: Interesting: Men are no longer going to Uni – I suspect they are getting real jobs with real pay. Remember how they (similarly) quit being teachers a decade or two ago - and schools declined horribly? I bet they are all ‘hiding out’ in the private sector on better wages: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/victor-davis-hanson-asks-are-universities-doomed/

27/12/2022: Will ChatGPT replace you? It will certainly write your Uni/school essays anyway and may (I hope) mean that written exams become once again compulsory. I am tired of visiting a doctor (for example) who clearly isn’t, but whose exams were obviously all done by someone else. I at least can still tell the difference, but some of these AIs are becoming devilishly clever: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/chatgpt-has-artificial-intelligence-arrived-will-it-crush-google-or-just-become-google-2-0/

27/12/2022: So many Christian mysteries - not least Jesus’s brothers and sisters: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/brother-where-art-thou/

27/12/2022: Strange how minds work. I too have always been dubious about the ubiquity of evil, but it led me to question the existence of  God rather than move towards him: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/rush-limbaughs-brother-reveals-key-reality-led-skepticism-christian-faith/

27/12/2022: Before they began their wonderful ‘experiment with democracy’ under the communist terrorist Mandela South Africa was a prosperous country with a golden future, but no more. Is Oz also headed for a similar disastrous future under our adumbrated energy and racial remakes? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/south-africa-unraveling-army-called-in-to-protect-coal-plants-after-sabotage-theft-and-200-days-of-rolling-blackouts/

What an awful place it has become: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/holiday-hope-message-south-african-farm-attack-survivor-mariandra/

26/12/2022: Just worrying whether this is true: https://scitechdaily.com/common-sweetener-linked-with-anxiety-in-startling-new-research/

26/12/2022: The good news is that the world is not ending: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/22/the-world-is-not-ending-bjorn-lomborg-and-jordan-peterson/

26/12/2022: Is Santa Claus a communist? https://www.spectator.com.au/2019/12/10630768/

26/12/2022: Anyway, Peace on Earth: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bing-crosby-and-david-bowie-sing-peace-on-earth/

25/12/2022: Ants for Xmas: Della: “So while everyone else is enjoying Christmas Eve, I have been enjoying a novel experiment. In preparation for our family Christmas celebration on Boxing Day I figured that people might not notice the rampant weed growth in my garden if I strategically pulled out the very biggest of the weeds. After only the first barrow-load I discovered this humongous bull-ant nest where I am sure none existed last autumn (For reference, the ant in the picture is on a flag-iris leaf).

I immediately Googled bull-ant nest eradication, and was fascinated to read that ants will not cross a chalk line drawn on a pavement as it interferes with their pheromones.


Ever the scientist, Steve immediately went out to the verandah, grabbed the kids’ playground chalk and drew a firm line in the middle of a sugar-ant trail. Amazingly, the ants immediately baulked at the line, turning around and running back the other way. Sadly the effect only lasted about 3 minutes: When Steve drew a further line that prevented entry to their nest, they baulked initially and then pushed on through.


Now I know that drinking a glass of prosecco is more fun than watching ants on Christmas Eve, but believe me, you can do both! Meanwhile, if you have any worthwhile tips on how to kill my unwelcome monster ants, let me know!


Merry Christmas everyone.”


Just a BTW: A single application of Brunnings Wasp & Ant Dust containing 10g/kg Permethrin made them disappear overnight! (likewise Jumping Jacks).

25/12/2022: Oh No: https://babylonbee.com/news/santas-sleigh-mistakenly-shot-down-by-ukrainian-missile

25/12/2022: Before you commit to the idea that Christmas is not well, Christian, maybe you should read these: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/12/24/guest-post-mother-lode-a-pagan-christmas/ & https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/nazis-fought-original-war-christmas-180961513/

25/12/2022: “Experts” Say Not To Joke About Cold Weather And Global Warming: Meanwhile: https://americandigest.org/the-gift-of-the-walmagi/

25/12/2022: The future of human hibernation: https://phys.org/news/2022-12-successful-hypothermia-nonhuman-primate-paves.html

24/12/2022: Is death the end? https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a42216404/is-death-revesible/

24/12/2022: You would have to be a fool to think that the government isn’t always telling lies. Some examples: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2022-12-21-you-must-assume-that-all-information-put-out-by-our-government-is-corrupt

24/12/2022: McDonalds opens its first automated restaurant. This (and unemployment) is what you get when you try to control wages (and prices): https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/video-from-first-robot-mcdonalds/

24/12/2022: With 240 people dying per day just now in Oz, maybe a booster dose of Novavax would be a good idea: https://newatlas.com/science/novavax-covid19-vaccine-omicron-booster/

23/12/2022: This can’t be true - surely there is only one movie plot: https://babylonbee.com/news/hallmark-researchers-say-they-are-close-to-developing-a-second-movie-plot

23/12/2022: The last Nazi war criminal to be convicted? https://nypost.com/2022/12/20/nazi-secretary-of-evil-97-convicted-by-german-court/

23/12/2022: If we did not have an Elon Musk we would have to invent  him – maybe there is hope for free speech yet: https://richardsonpost.com/bruce-thornton/29810/elon-musk-instigating-journalism/

23/12/2022: Meanwhile there are more polar bears than at any time in 60 years: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-perpetually-endangered-polar-bears-are-doing-great/

21/12/2022: An astonishing underwater megalith teaches us how little really we know about the past: https://tocharus.substack.com/p/stone-megalith-at-the-bottom-of-the

21/12/2022: Osteoarthritis news - I definitely need this (and apparently you can get a script even if you don’t have Diabetes – this stuff also adds years to one’s life expectancy): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/researchers-call-for-trial-of-metformin-as-potential-treatment-for-osteoarthritis/news-story/f5f22a8625d69d1ac3e5e15cf67fc754

21/12/2022: “It’s just a giant land and power grab by the UN, which has just finished another meeting for “Biodiversity.” Do you remember voting for this ‘world government’? Long since time we stopped handing them money and power, which is all they want after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/supercomputer-prophesy-of-the-sixth-mass-extinction-coming-like-an-asteroid-is-a-un-land-grab/

21/12/2022: Destroying capitalism from within: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/13-us-states-warn-that-monster-funds-are-buying-up-public-utilities/

19/12/2022: A Timely Reminder from Neil Oliver about the Importance of Christmas –and its enemies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v-axg5CJqQ&t=722s

19/12/2022: Just how secure is our government: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-18/ato-tax-hacked-via-mygov-services-australia-exploit/101781656?fbclid=IwAR30ypKyqQ9E_g70kegnpkQMxYDMkBi8Rx36ATikkohofAUnnnClhDZv_fg

19/12/2022: Remember this (before it is too late):  “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Ben Franklin: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/12/buckle_up_bill_gates_and_the_globalists_quietly_conducted_a_new_exercise__catastrophic_contagion.html

19/12/2022: Big Brother is alive and well in NZ. If you don’t agree with the government you’re a terrorist: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/new-zealand-guide-turn-potential-terrorists-opposing-government-policies-including-covid-measures/

18/12/2022: The Sheep That Lambs in Litters: This year’s cohort of our amazing Finnsheep are about ready to go to their ‘forever  homes’. We were just shearing their dams and sires yesterday and crutching all the lambs, some of whom are waiting their turn here:

They have grown approx 1” of wool per month as you can see. They are (rougly( 4 1/2 months’ old now. They have grown a lot since they first popped out a few months ago:

Pure Finnsheep are the world’s most fertile sheep normally having 3-4 lambs. This fertility is carried on around six genes so that half Finns inherit (roughly) half of it, meaning that you can expect half and even quarter Finns to basically always have twins. They are also (unsually) a medium-fine longwool breed which means that they can also be used to improve the length and quality of your wool.

They were keen to get back into the paddock:

They look so much cleaner after they are shorn:

You can contact us here: http://www.finnsheep.com/ if you are interested in having some for Xmas.

18/12/2022: It really is almost certain that the vaccines caused the cases of myocarditis we have been seeing. I have long since lost hope that our masters will ever apologise for or even acknowledge the wrongs they have done us in the past: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/a-small-smoking-gun-study-shows-covid-vaccination-likely-led-to-fatal-myocarditis/

18/12/2022: Just another move towards a (panopticon) dictatorship: https://spectator.com.au/2022/12/pandoras-box-of-genes-orwells-dna-databases/

18/12/2022: The “Deep State’ is very worrying. How have these government agencies (CIA/FBI) etc become so powerful (and so sinister)? Tucker had an agent on the other day who admitted CIA involvement in the Kennedy assassination. Robert F Kennedy (his nephew) believes it was a coup d’etat. It is unlikely that similar dark doings are not redolent in Oz: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/deep-state-cover-up-twitter-was-a-subsidiary-of-the-fbi-and-cia-is-still-hiding-those-files-60-years-later/

16/12/2022: A ‘Train’ wreck that looks more and more like Waco and Ruby Ridge, ie state over-reach from the outset. Many (quite respectable) people still believe in a different vision of the role of government than the usual statist narrative. From their perspective government is the servant of the people and the sovereignty and liberty of the individual and private property take precedence to the extent even that they think the state has no lawful or constitutional ‘right of entry’ to their property (providing it is appropriately designated and they have committed no criminal act). They may well be right. I would certainly treat a locked gate and a ‘Keep Out’ sign as meaning ‘no right of entry’ myself.

I know I was astonished (and alarmed) during the first covid lockdown to have a young man tap on the window not 2’ away from me where I was sitting at my desk after 11:00pm one night. Our house is 100 metres off the road. He had climbed over our locked gate and tiptoed up our drive looking (he said) for a lost puppy! As this was the night after there had been a stolen car doing burn-outs on the road outside (we live on a quiet rural property) and was subsequent to the recent (still unsolved) brutalisation and murder of an elderly farmer locally under similar circumstances, I had every reason to be alarmed. I told him (through the window) that he was lucky I was deaf and had not heard him coming – else he might have well expected to be greeted by a shotgun blast! He was young and stupid and had just not thought (there actually was a puppy, but not at our house) – somewhat like the four (young) policemen in this case, I suspect.

‘Civil liberties’ people also often hold to the centuries-old right to freely own arms for their protection and defence (including against onerous or unjust governments – a significant part of the US constitution after all, and therefore mainstream) which only really began to be circumscribed in Australia in the early C20th – and then in a rush following the Port Arthur ‘incident’ which many people also have doubts about because of serious deficiencies in the official narrative and the fact that a secrecy screen has been placed over it which will not be lifted during any of our lifetimes - which is seriously suspicious surely?

Many of these views were hard-won in the English-speaking world by such things as the Peasants’ Revolt, Magna Carta, the American War of Independence, Eureka Stockade etc – so it is not a new or weird conspiracy theory, whacko notion. It has a long and honourable tradition indeed richly fertilised by the blood of patriots. Not so long ago (circa 1980) in accordance with these traditions Victorian citizens still enjoyed pretty much an untramelled right to own firearms yet police were not permitted to have them, nor would they then have entered private property without permission unless investigating a crime – so presumably with a search warrant – likewise in NZ and many other jurisdictions. We had a different perspective of the role of the police back then, maybe a better one.

Increasingly our society has moved more and more to a ‘police state’ where the citizens are incredibly trammeled (in contrast to just such a recent past), only permitted to have certain circumscribed ‘rights’ , these ‘rights’ being conferred or withheld by the state and enforced (or removed) by an armed and belligerent police force – as during the covid lockdowns. Previously these rights were considered inalienable, ie conferred by birth/existence (not the state) and it was deemed reasonable to resist efforts by an unjust state to remove or restrict them. Indeed it was the state’s duty to protect such citizens’ rights. It is a big change which has not been properly justified or publicly endorsed. It is unsurprising if (many) people still want to push back against it - as maybe the Trains did.

It also seems that all sorts of other ‘rights’ which they previously enjoyed had been removed (quite possible illegally after all – this has yet to be tested in court) for example using the so-called ‘covid pandemic’ as a pretext. Their right to earn a living, socialize, move around, ‘own’ their own body, & etc. Nathaniel may even have thought his heart attack was caused by his (mandated) covid vaccine. There is some evidence for this view after all. It is (unfortunately) only a simple (perhaps paranoid) step to thinking that there is a ‘plan’ to depopulate the world. The death toll has been rising post-vaccine. The bans which are being implemented here and there on nitrogen feriliser do seem aimed at decreasing the world’s food supply which can clearly only have one consequence, fewer people fed. These notions may be alarmist or eccentric, but they are not mad or evil.

Such events may well have helped to fuel a paranoid view of society’s intentions towards them such that when they then ‘perceived’ a contingent of armed police ‘storming’ over their front fence as they maybe had no right to do, they felt they had to act in the way they did perhaps because they feared for their lives against such a seeming frightening  armed trespass. Who knows? In many jurisdictions you do have a right to shoot a trespasser if you fear for your life. This is well-known, surely to police?

Police could (and should) certainly have pursued a non-urgent missing person’s inquiry a little more circumspectly. It must have been known to them before they arrived that the missing man was likely to be simply visiting his brother, after all and in no danger, as well as being no danger to anyone.

All we will have from here on out is a demonisation of this family of seeming law-abiding, religious, peaceable, middle-class school principals ie the Trains as ‘murderers’, overlooking the fact that they too were murdered, but by state-sanctioned murder, so I guess that’s all right – until it happens to you or yours? The case is very worrying and I doubt we will ever learn the ‘truth’ about it any more than we will about Port Arthur (unless we live a very long time – in that case 2071?)

One further point about people being shot dead (both the police and the Trains). I do not believe that they should have shot the police even if they had the legal right to do so – which for all I know they might have had. Entering past a locked gate with signage certainly sounds like ‘break and enter’ to me, whoever you are. I have read legal opinion that public officials do not have legal/constitutional ‘right of entry’ in such cases, no crime having been committed. I do not have the legal expertise to know.

But neither do I think police should shoot people dead unless there is absolutely no other alternative. Given that the Trains could presumably be contained in the area, there should (reasonably) be no limit to the time you should spend ‘talking’ them down/out. The cost in money is quite different to the cost in lives. Neither do we have a death penalty anywhere in Australia ( a matter I actually disagree with) so that they could never have received that penalty from a court. Therefore they should not receive it from the police either. I had a friend who served many years in a European police service. They were armed. He told me that shooting someone dead meant automatic dismissal from the force. They were trained and mandated to wound and disable, to arrest, detain and turn the matter over to the courts. This seems like a sound principle to me.

The final moments of the Train siege reveal that police (Presumably using thermal imaging , night vision, telescopic sights, body armor etc) deliberately shot to kill and kept shooting until they were sure all three were dead. In most jurisdictions this would be counted as extra-judicial murder. I understand that (some at least of) the Trains are alleged to have acted similarly (which may well be true), but they needed to be arrested and tried for those offences, then if found guilty and if we had capital punishment, executed: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/breaking-news/shots-fired-wieambilla-shooters-final-moments-captured-by-police/news-story/a2c7fc3d9417441198fc0d5f498697b9

16/12/2022: Musk’s Twitter revelations now undeniably prove that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen. This can no longer be painted as a ‘conspiracy theory’. This is bold hard fact. It (and the rigged 2022 election) need to be undone/redone. The ‘greatest democracy in the world,’, ‘the home of the Free’ cannot be allowed to continue as a petty dictatorship: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/rigged/


16/12/2022: It may sound sexist (notice this was also written by a woman) but this is how election demographics are currently working. And please note, things are being decided by such ‘educated’ folks (who likely could not even change a tap washer) which are completely beyond their ‘expertise’ and which will impact all of us more or less forever – such as the destruction of our energy system: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/12/09/wokey-women/#more-6520


16/12/2022: For example, About that energy storage pipe dream, “Here’s what tells you all you need to know: not only is there no working demonstration project anywhere in the world of the wind/solar/storage energy system, but there is none under construction and none even proposed. Instead, the proponents’ idea is that your entire state or country is to be the guinea pig for their dreams.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/03/the-manhattan-contrarian-energy-storage-paper-has-arrived/


15/12/2022: MH370: I thought this possibility was pretty obvious at the time. I am astonished that it has not been explored up to now: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/im-an-mh370-expert-i-know-plane-was-deliberately-downed-by-pilot/news-story/340ecc83e8afd61ccb9845a0cf2d9f3d


15/12/2022: A new Jan 6th deadline. Interesting. Maybe Trump will be back, and sooner than we might expect: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/tim-canova-supreme-court-considers-case-seeking-overturn-2020-presidential-election/


15/12/2022: A triumph of common sense over climate catastrophism – imagine if people had access to real science how few would be convinced ‘the end is nigh’: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/despite-ostracism-namecalling-and-billions-of-dollars-nearly-4-in-10-globally-are-climate-skeptics/

15/12/2022: Australia’s green dreams are slowly turning into nightmares: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/06/green-energy-construction-company-collapse-triggers-aussie-crisis-talks/

14/12/2022: “Climate activists and politicians constantly tell us electric cars are cleaner, cheaper and better. Many countries, including Germany, Britain and Japan, even will prohibit the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade or two. But if electric cars are really so good, why do we need to ban the alternatives?" Bjorn Lomborg.

14/12/2022: I’m afraid Victor David Hanson is right, that our society more and more resembles a decaying Roman Empire about ready to collapse into a new dark age: https://amgreatness.com/2022/12/11/our-parasitic-generation/

14/12/2022: Handing Higgins millions of our money (behind closed doors) is probably the most unjust act I have seen from an Australian Government recently – where is all the dough for women who have been proven to have actually been raped? She may have deserved compensation if a case had been proved, but where is the justice for Lehrmann who is simply assumed to be a rapist without proof? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/brittany-higgins-secures-multimillion-dollar-taxpayerfunded-compensation-deal/news-story/071b83448718a158e6ff9178d3d010eb & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-the-questionable-price-of-political-payouts/news-story/6f4cbc66037f7c0da89c3107cf3cc2c6

14/12/2022: The Queensland Massacre: What was actually going on with this incident? Why would four armed police turn up to make ‘inquiries’ about a missing man who so far as I can tell was not wanted for any crime? If there were safety concerns why would they not have attempted to make phone contact or allay fears first? Then having completely sealed the area so that the offenders would have to have surrendered eventually, why was it necessary to ‘execute’ all the alleged offenders so that the only narrative we now have is the official police version? I notice that the ‘perpetrators’ who may have had somewhat eccentric but by no means unusual views are now being labeled as utterly whacko and evil. I suspect we will never know the truth. The incident recalls the similar story of Stan Graham in NZ back in 1941, a tragedy which (at least from my reading of the book) clearly could have been prevented if the situation had been handled rather differently (as local police had been doing), as I suspect so could this one:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Blood_(1981_film)

13/12/2022: Lawrence Livermore has just passed the break-even point with nuclear fusion: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Famericas%2Fnuclear-fusion-lawrence-livermore-laboratory-b2243247.html

13/12/2022: Plan Melbourne & Dan intend to lock you up in your neighbourhood and forbid you to go more than a 20 minute walk away from home: https://youtu.be/iw-P37Fll3Q

13/12/2022: The West did not colonise, they civilized: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Famericas%2Fnuclear-fusion-lawrence-livermore-laboratory-b2243247.html

13/12/2022: Once, when someone suggested a pie in the sky proposal people used to say, ‘Do the maths’. Increasingly few people can do maths at all. Here in Victoria (for many years) maths and science are not requisite subjects for high school graduation. How such folks can ever be described as ‘educated’ is beyond me. Yet increasingly such uneducated people are being put in charge of (mandating) everything. People who can’t fix a lawnmower, weld, operate a lathe, do carpentry, cook, sew, change an electrical fuse, let alone build or repair an electrical circuit (things which in my day were normal skills of kids at junior high school) are put in charge of our entire energy system. Of course it will lead to disaster: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/11/the-impossibility-of-bridging-the-last-10-on-the-way-to-100-clean-electricity/

12/12/2022: Sir Roger Penrose has always produced astounding ideas but his latest thoughts about evidence of past universes (and the possibility oif communicating with them) and thoughts about the ‘quantum’ nature of consciousness are wonderfully liberating: https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2020/10/14/sir-roger-penrose-comments-on-the-universes-before-our-own/

12/12/2022: All about humans and fire – how fascinating: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-road-to-metallurgy-fire-and-rocks

12/12/2022: The future of childbirth – coming to you soon: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/german-molecular-biologist-unveils-concept-worlds-first-artificial-womb-facility-can-incubate-30000-lab-grown-babies-year-video/

12/12/2022: The coldest summer in Australia ever in Oz and in the Northern Hemisphere pretty much the coldest all of my (long) life yet no warnings of an imminent Ice Age from the climate freaks which is after all the most likely climate outcome after 6-8000 years now oif falling temperatures: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/the-coldest-summer-day-in-australia-and-nobody-notices/

11/12/2022: Should we revive epic poetry? https://tocharus.substack.com/p/why-epic-poetry-will-never-die

11/12/2022: When the money tree starts to wither and die: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/vanguard-abandons-net-zero-climate-finance-monster-group/

11/12/2022: The FBI is an unconstitutional unelected body maybe meant to be a police force, but not a government – what went wrong? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/the-united-states-of-the-fbi/

11/12/2022: Just throw the baby under the bus – there is no sane plan for achieving ‘net zero’ at all let alone in the time frame that its advocates envisage. Meanwhile everything else just falls apart. This is a recipe for nothing other than economic disaster: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/10/looking-for-the-official-party-line-on-energy-storage/


10/12/2022: The last dambuster passes: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/12/the-last-dambuster-sqn-ldr-george-johnny-johnson-mbe-dfm-has-died-per-adua-ad-astra-lest-we-forget.html


10/12/2022: When ‘enough’ is too much: https://moonbattery.com/teachers-continue-to-groom-small-children/

10/12/2022: Inventing the dead – how the aboriginal ‘grievance industry’ simply cooked up 100,000 murdered blacks from a record of absolutely none: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-voice/2022/12/the-lying-art-of-truth-telling/

Another way to assess this is to ask, ‘Where are the medals’? Those C19th folks were particularly fond of issuing medals for every tiny military engagement, yet there are absolutely none devoted to these ‘frontier wars’ in Australia, for the very good reason that they never occurred – they exist for the contiguous ‘Maori Wars’ though, surprisingly?  https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/history-wars/2022/11/oh-henry-where-are-the-medals/

This is an indication of how bad this ‘race politics’ is likely to get: https://spectator.com.au/2022/12/parks-australia-when-bureaucracy-turns-racist/

10/12/2022: Who’d have thought: Elephants flourishing in Northern Greenland two million years ago when it was 10-17 C degrees warmer: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/record-breaking-dna-shows-mastodons-roaming-a-hot-north-greenland-2-million-years-ago/

09/12/2022: The invisibility cloak that wasn’t: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88q3gk/chinese-students-invent-invisibility-cloak

09/12/2022: Be very sure: What they are doing in Oxfordshire is the future the left have planned for you: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/04/oxfordshire-council-to-trial-a-climate-lockdown-starting-2024/


09/12/2022: The long-term implications of MRNA technology read like science fiction, “The vaccine is incredibly risky, and basically, it’s achieving its goal. If the goal was to reduce the world’s population, it’s working.: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dr-mccullough-mrna-from-covid-vax-transfers-from-jabbed-to-unjabbed-changing-human-genome/


09/12/2022: If we want to replace coal-fired power stations (Why?) the only further question is what type of nuclear power plant to build. The conventional uranium plant does have the joint problems of nuclear proliferation and waste disposal which some other technologies don’t: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/07/submission-to-the-senate-inquiry-into-australias-transition-to-a-green-energy-superpower/


The WEF thinks we should leap right in to hydrogen-boron fusion (which does not yet exist) just like they think we should jump into ‘green hydrogen’ and other pie in the sky schemes: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/07/world-economic-forum-hydrogen-boron-nuclear-fusion-anticipated-by-2030/


08/12/2022: Soon we won’t be able to see the sky because we talk to the neighbour on the mobile phone: https://www.vice.com/en/article/ake8m4/a-huge-satellite-is-officially-one-of-the-brightest-objects-in-the-sky-astronomers-warn


08/12/2022: ‘Green’ hydrogen is likely to be the most expensive fuel you have ever heard about (if it is even possible). Around ten times the current cost of fuel: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/05/energy-storage-report-hydrogen-as-an-alternative-to-batteries/

08/12/2022: Scruton on Foucault – do people even know anymore where the great undermining of thought that exemplifies everything the left advocates actually came from? Foucault and Derrida were the demons behind it, but with a long history stretching back though Marx and Hegel. Once university was about examining and critiquing all such ideas. Now it is about accepting them wholesale: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/12/thought-for-the-day-scruton-on-foucault.php  https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/12/thought-for-the-day-scruton-on-foucault.php

08/12/2022: Monty Python had a better take on all this: The Philosophers’ Football Match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUQx8IUcIzc

07/12/2022: New Pack Suspension System: For years I have been quite dissatisfied with backpack straps. They place a quite unnecessary and undue strain on a small area of the shoulders. It seems to me that for horses this problem was solved back in circa the C14th with the invention of the horse collar and associated hardware to allow a horse to pull a heavy load without destroying the horse.

Most pack manufacturers have decided that 'transferring the load' (somehow) to the hips via a hip belt is the solution. It is not. That 'solution' only acts (rather like other forms of torture such as foot binding to transfer the problem elsewhere without solving it at all. A hip belt restricts movement and comfort in just a different sort of way, that is all. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/12/06/new-pack-suspension-system/

07/12/2022: “So to date, we’re spending twenty-three dollars for each gallon of gasoline saved … economic suicide…It’s nothing but a money-transfer scam to benefit the wealthy”: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/06/the-mirage-of-electric-vehicles/ 


Hard to believe that this post is viewed by Facebook and Norton as about 'Violence'. What a weird world. And yet we are told AI contains the word, 'Intelligence"!


07/12/2022: Albanese (& Andrews) won despite the lowest Labor vote since 1934. This is true. Just let that sink in for a moment.Then ask yourself what sort of government we would have if there had not been all sorts of jiggery-pokery with the electoral system (over time) to ensure such a corruption of democracy and the people’s will. Some of them set (in stone) in the constitution even, such as the awfully undemocratic Senate ‘system’ where a vote in Tasmania (for example) is equal to more than  ten votes in NSW. Then we have the dreadful ‘preferential’ system which leads to such excesses as we now see. Should we not go back to the ‘First Past the Post’ system still used in many countries where you have to make up your mind and the prize goes to the candidate who get the most support – what one would have expected of the notion of ‘representative government’ surely? There is much other quite real corruption including the ‘modern’ notions of early’ and ‘postal’ voting and the dominance of the counting/administration by untrustworthy left-wing hacks. We have sold the democracy which our diggers gave their lives for at Gallipoli etc for a mere bagatelle.


07/12/2022: Bruce Lehrmann’s quandary is another ‘Winslow Boy’ case. There is now to mechanism whereby he can clear his (good) name. Such a parlous state of affairs should never be allowed to happen. Such a trial by ‘media’ or ‘public opinion’, ‘Star Chamber’, ’Kangaroo Court – call it what you will ought never be allowed, never mind gain ascendancy over proper process. He should be able to prove his innocence (or that there was ‘no case to answer’, as the senior police who investigated concluded) in open court, so that he can ‘get on with his life’ which is all-but ruined: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/12/05/a-new-winslow-boy-case/


06/12/2022: “We are this season’s people. We are all the people there are, this season. If we blow it, it’s blown.” Schlomo Carlebach


06/12/2022: BTW: Have you noticed how everyone supports the Chinese anti covid lockdowns now? Yet not so long ago it was all, ‘Let’s stand with (Chinese) Dan’.


06/12/2022: Dark patterns – another subliminal trick: https://engage.uchicago.edu/rs/250-CQH-936/images/FY23-Fall-HL-virtual-1-LIP-Bonus-Content.pdf?s_src=N14808&mkt_tok=MjUwLUNRSC05MzYAAAGIcow7LM7CBRWkqiDmuNH0xxXKkD648GDLM9mRhpfEhkSwg3XSQbOFm2YMBPOd_DtEel-na3-PBMo3j22te4twYixXKDBT75xQFFLo8F1Yvr4W


06/12/2022: The science is settled folks – Richard Lindzen is arguably the world’s pre-eminent climate scientist, and he calls b------t. The correlation with CO2 is just not there: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/04/mit-climate-scientist-dr-richard-lindzen-rejects-climate-change-as-a-quasi-religious-movement-predicated-on-an-absurd-scientific-narrative/


Should you want to know more about ‘real science’ perhaps you should just check out one week’s review from the Science and Environmental Policy Project founded by Prof Fred Singer who was definitely the pre-eminent world climate scientist: http://www.sepp.org/twtwfiles/2022/TWTW%2012-03-22.pdf


05/12/2022: Good dog Casper: https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-sheepdog-fights-off-kills-coyotes-pack-attacks-sheep


05/12/2022: Did Monet invent impressionism with a single painting? You have to admit it was a pretty good one anyway: https://mymodernmet.com/claude-monet-impression-sunrise/

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”
— Keats


05/12/2022: Looks like in Brazil the military will act to overturn the corrupt election there. When will this happen in the US? And when will our election system be reformed to eliminate such (possible) corruption? Just a few points about our voting system here: Election officials are all solidly of the left. With early polling they have unfettered access to change (or add) as many pencil written votes as they could wish. Rubbers/erasers are cheap and readily available.With reasonable scrutiny via same day polling this influence is enormously lessened. Why don’t we have to use indelible ink on our ballots? The same is clearly true of all the (possible) corruption involved in mail-in ballots. This practice should be ceased except for the very few individuals who are too ill to attend on the day. A much closer surveillance of their votes (by all parties) needs to be implemented. Then we have the issue of cleaning up the voter rolls which no doubt contain many dead and fake individuals. Voter ID on the day is also essential. It is not hard for people to learn who does not vote and to vote in their stead, for example. You can bet your bottom dollar that the left are all over these opportunities for fraud and that their use confers a benefit to them of 5% or greater: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/go-time-military-deploying-brazil/


05/12/2022: Why do the left want to shut down the food supply? Is this another ‘Holodomor’? https://issuesinsights.com/2022/12/02/the-elites-war-on-food/


04/12/2022: Some progress on Alzheimers at least: https://scitechdaily.com/positive-clinical-results-for-alzheimers-amyloid-clearing-drug-lecanemab-poised-for-fda-approval/ & https://newatlas.com/medical/alzheimers-disease-root-cause-axon-swelling/


04/12/2022: The evil that Higgins and her woke feminist cronies have done to an innocent man (who will never be allowed now to prove his innocence) is incalculable. In such cases the (false) complainant should be punished to at least the extent of the law that would have been applied in a successful prosecution of the accused, ie she should do serious gaol time: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/brittany-higgins-case-finally-over/


04/12/2022: You should certainly be able to chose voluntary assisted dying to end your suffering, but no-one should be able to force your decision: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/12/voluntary-assisted-dying-is-back-on-the-agenda/


04/12/2022: The WEF, UN, (ie the Greens and Left) want you locked in a very small area indeed in your suburb. Everything that is being implemented is aimed at that. Think about the move to electric cars, locking up more and more land in ‘National Parks’ (which you will be unable to visit), etc, etc. Let’s start to fight back people: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/oxford-2024-climate-lockdowns-start-you-will-be-tracked-and-trapped-in-your-suburb-and-happy-about-it/


03/12/2022: I don’t suppose this is sexism: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/42520 In the meantime, did you realize that whites are now officially a minority in the three largest UK cities?


03/12/2022: Vic Libs are just crazy – they are set to chose someone as leader who is even more left-wing than Guy: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/john-pesutto-tipped-to-be-next-liberal-party-leader/news-story/7cd4bb0f9e0ffbb941da8cd85e192925


03/12/2022: Long since time we stopped funding these communists at the UN – who needs an unelected government anyway. When was the last time you voted in a UN election?: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/un-shakedown-threats-to-list-healthy-reef-as-in-danger-just-a-way-to-extort-climate-money/


03/12/2022: Net Zero is destroying the European economy. Dutton must repudiate this nonsense soon: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/europes-renewable-wonderland-now-cant-make-solar-wind-batteries-or-evs/


Matt Ridley’s explanation of the UK wind- farm disaster are an important read: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/02/the-tories-wind-power-delusion-matt-ridley/


Meanwhile Swiss look to ban use of electric cars over the winter to save energy: https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/12/01/swiss-look-to-ban-use-of-electric-cars-over-the-winter-to-save-energy-n514785


02/12/2022: Vale the ‘last’ Rat of Tobruk. Both my father’s brother, Basil and Della’s father Bill also served in the North African campaign. How time flies. Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating their 70th or 80th birthdays. But soon even we children of the ‘Rats’ and other heroes who ‘saved the world for democracy’ will be gone  too. Unfortunately and increasingly we are finding that their efforts were not permanently successful. For a time after WW2 freedom increased, then after about 1975 it moved into decline once more. Since then the world has been falling further into a kind of dictatorship maybe more successful and omnipresent than anything Hitler and Tojo (even Stalin) envisaged and this process is accelerating. The current generation will have to rise to the challenge of fighting this evil. My time is just about done, yet I have struggled to oppose the rise of state control all my life too: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11480009/Ernie-Walker-106-passes-away-surviving-NSW-soldier-infamous-Rats-Tobruk-battle.html


02/12/2022: Yes! https://babylonbee.com/news/trans-furry-named-best-in-show-at-national-dog-show


02/12/2022: I agree witht this guy that the climate cult is ‘ultimately doomed’ because its proposals cannot possibly work but it can do a lot of harm before it ultimately fails just as Islam has been doing for the last 1500 years even though clearly it too is a false religion: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/30/dont-be-so-sure-that-the-climate-extremists-have-won/


02/12/2022: Makes no sense to me anyway but I am not a voyeur. I prefer to do things than watch them: https://neveryetmelted.com/2022/11/28/the-most-boring-game/

01/12/2022: The largest squid weigh half a tonne and live in the deep ocean. Much smaller cephalopods have been shown to be intelligent. Is SETI looking in the wrong place? Should we be making efforts to establish communication with these guys? https://www.livescience.com/what-is-largest-squid

01/12/2022: An important lesson from Willis Eschenbach today, (couldn’t agree more), “I learned early about the importance of sharp tools. My second real job, at 13 years of age for $0.30 per hour ($3.00 per hour in 2022 dollars), was digging out a foundation for a new house with a pick and a shovel. And looking back, I was probably worth about that much per hour.

In those halcyon pre-PC days, working with a shovel was called “Playing the Swedish banjo”. Here’s a recent picture of me doing that very thing:

And I’ve played the Swedish banjo for more reasonable wages a number of times since I was 13.

Perhaps as a result of my work history, I divide folks into three groups:

  • Those who have used a shovel.
  • Those who have made money with a shovel.
  • Those who have sharpened a shovel.”


01/12/2022: You thought this could never happen: https://unherd.com/2022/11/a-biostate-wont-cure-the-west/


01/12/2022: Apple is conspiring with the communist dictatorship to lock down the Chinese people. Ditch your iphone now: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/apple-helps-communist-china-suppressing-protests-disabling-airdrop-feature-just-weeks-protests/


30/11/2022: Next time you get the sniffles just slip a banana up your nose: https://scitechdaily.com/new-banana-derived-therapy-is-effective-against-all-known-coronaviruses-and-flu-strains/


30/11/2022: The Tech giants just hate free speech: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/its-war-apple-moves-against-twitter-helps-ccp-so-musk-vows-to-air-skeletons-and-maybe-move-into-smartphones/


30/11/2022: Dutch Government to Shut Down 3,000 Farms to Comply with Global Warming Goals: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/dutch-government-shut-3000-farms-comply-global-warming-goals/


30/11/2022: Remember when there was not going to be any more snow – is this year a ‘tipping point’ towards the next ice age? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/28/the-end-of-snow-again/


29/11/2022: Thanks for that Spot: https://www.psypost.org/2022/11/a-new-study-says-time-spent-with-dogs-increases-brain-activity-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-64385?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


29/11/2022: The Libs need to grow a couple. You have to stand for something (except ‘woke’). Dutton, hurry up and reject  the ‘Voice’, Net Zero, Climate Change, Renewables, etc, etc. You will never beat the Left by following them down their own rat-holes – as has been the case federally and in WA, SA, Vic and now NSW.


29/11/2022: This is a truly horrifying development: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/irish-government-criminalize-hate-speech-effectively-silencing-hold-different-opinions-penalty-5-years-imprisonment/


29/11/2022: Climate change makes floods less severe: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/climate-change-apparently-makes-floods-less-severe/


28/11/2022: A Tall Tail: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/baby-girl-born-perfectly-normal-except-for-extremely-rare-tail/news-story/24807183d7e8e42a9ab1ebc47b077cd0


28/11/2022: I do support people’s ‘right to die’ but encouraging it and making it a spectator sport is another thing altogether: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/sick-canadian-clothing-line-la-maison-simons-exploits-young-womans-euthanasia-market-products-video/


28/11/2022: Will you be a ‘super-ager’? https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2022%2F11%2F26%2Fhealth%2Fsuperager-secrets-good-memory-wellness%2Findex.html


28/11/2022: Exactly, changes in CO2 mirror nothing which actually occurs in earth’s climate. Take sea ice for example: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/27/sea-ice-mysteries/


27/11/2022: Don’t try to find love online: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/online-love-gone-bad-peruvian-medical-student-lured-mexican-woman-visit-killed-harvested-organs-posting-video-tiktok/


27/11/2022: Duh! Why we should all have galvanized iron rooves. Another point is that if it is hotter insode the house this is because the roof absorbed more heat. That is we have changed the albedo (reflectivity) of our cities so that they absorb much more heat from the sun. It is little wonder then that they ‘appear’’ hotter in BOM/CSIRO data especially when the thermometers measuring this have moved to the city airports: https://www.theepochtimes.com/why-the-colour-of-your-roof-matters_4882907.html 


27/11/2022: So now we know: Astra Zenica and Novavax were enormously safer. Glad that’s what we insisted on them for ourselves: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11464097/Covid-Australia-2022-Teen-misses-HSC-pericarditis-jab-reaction-cardiologist-issues-warning.html


27/11/2022: More power to computer models. By the time we get to COP100 there will be over 400,000 attendees! That’s a lot of jet planes, steak and lobsters to produce a huge amount of hot air – why building a trough works: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/23/the-future-of-cops/


26/11/2022: Titanaboa: Thank goodness we do not still have these guys in the back garden: https://www.thoughtco.com/titanoboa-worlds-biggest-prehistoric-snake-1093334


26/11/2022: How extreme the WEF is - Extraordinary that anyone would think the communist Chinese dictatorship was a ‘role model’: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/11/the_mask_is_off_wefs_klaus_schwab_declares_china_a_role_model.html


26/11/2022: Brown coal-fired electricity still only costs 4 cents a kilowatt hour. If you had the choice, don’t you think you would choose that over this ‘renewables’ mess which sees prices of $200 per kilowatt hour? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/shh-despite-a-bloodbath-quarter-for-electricity-prices-hated-brown-coal-still-sells-at-just-4c-per-kwh/


26/11/2022: You just can’t imagine that this wasn’t already the law everywhere: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/italians-who-refuse-job-offers-will-have-social-benefits-revoked-meloni-warns


25/11/2022: End the green b------t. Hand Dan the Can on Saturday.


25/11/2022: I’m sure the ‘little green men’ are worried about this too: Astrobiologists concerned about imperialistic consequences of galactic exploration: https://www.thecollegefix.com/astrobiologists-concerned-about-imperialistic-consequences-of-galactic-exploration/


25/11/2022: Back when the pandemic started I said I did not want a dollar wasted trying to ‘save’ me (being in the ‘elderly’ group who were most likely to die). I’m sure many/most of my peers felt the same. I/we certainly did not want others to die for me, but that is what seems to be happening with the vaccine deaths amongt the young who would not have died from the disease. Many more deaths overall could have been prevented and more cheaply – as I said at the time) by utilisng cheap ‘medicines such as Vitamin D, Zinc and Ivermectin: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/in-south-australia-last-year-suddenly-lots-of-young-adults-went-to-hospital-with-cardiac-issues/ & https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/covid-2022-here-comes-the-big-kill


25/11/2022: CSIRO and BOM unfit for purpose. Contrary to their hysterical ‘findings’ there has been no warming in Australia for the last ten years. In fact the remote historical weather stations such as Cape Otway, Wilsons Prom etc show no warming since records began – though there clearly has been a cooling since WW1: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/the-australian-climate-is-fine-but-the-state-of-the-csiro-and-the-bom-is-a-crisis/


24/11/2022: DIY Crampons Equals 4WD Boots: I have had a number of falls and am still suffering from a sore (almost dislocated) shoulder and similarly sprained wrist but there is still much work to do. So recently I bought (from a local Bolt shop) some 15mm hex-headed self-tapping screws. These only came in stainless steel so were fairly dear at $20 per 100, but for this purpose you only need perhaps 20, so it will not break the bank. You can screw them directly into the soles of your boots (i used an electric drill) in suitable spots to create quasi 'hob-nailed boots'. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/11/23/diy-crampons-equals-4wd-boots/



24/11/2022: Next we have the ‘trans-human’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/gender-is-complicated-i-am-not-human/


24/11/2022: Is this why we banned tanning beds: https://nypost.com/2022/11/21/naked-uk-woman-gets-trapped-in-tanning-bed/


24/11/2022: Looks like Shakespeare to me: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/22/is-this-really-the-only-portrait-of-william-shakespeare-made-in-his-lifetime?utm_source=The+Art+Newspaper+Newsletters&utm_campaign=553f580c66-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_11_22_02_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-553f580c66-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D


23/11/2022: Sword of Damocles: A wild and windy night! We were checking on the creek and dams this morning after all the bad weather and discovered this new "Sword of Damocles"which had obviously launched itself from the huge blue gum above, embedding itself firmly and deeply in the ground on the track below. So glad no-one was underneath at the time! All the branches below are another blue-gum giant that came down last winter. It is still waiting for the farm to dry out enough so that we can get machinery in to undertake the task of removing it



23/11/2022: Well done: Army Vet Beat Shooter to a Pulp with His Own Gun: https://dnyuz.com/2022/11/21/an-army-veteran-says-he-went-into-combat-mode-to-disarm-the-gunman/


23/11/2022: About that Ivermectin again. Note its proven efficacy (third link) as against the ‘approved’ anti-virals and the number of studies (and patients) which support this – hundreds of times as much evidence for it as compared to them. Vaccination failed (as predicted) indeed has probably killed more people than the disease would have (if properly managed): https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/29447/covid-in-november/ & https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fcovid-19%2Ftruth-about-ivermectin  & https://c19ivm.org/meta.html#tcite_whoapproval


23/11/2022: Good: Brazil looks set to declare their Presidential election invalid. The military will likely overturn the fake result. You would hope that the same would happen with the fake results we have been getting in the US – and Australia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/brazilian-military-just-waiting-bolsonaro-give-order-arrest-corrupt-communist-judge/


23/11/2022: 45,000 junketeers fly into Egypt to eat steak and lobsters and vote for everyone else to eat insects as well as decide more communism will fix everything – for them, the commissars at least. Well past time to cut them off and force them to get a life for themselves. All this based on fake data and eg the Urban Heat Island Effect on temperatures: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/cop27-climate-damages-is-just-a-fantasy-plan-to-tax-the-west-for-bad-weather-and-grow-the-un/


22/11/2022: Back to the moon: https://phys.org/news/2022-11-nasa-moon-mission-exceeding-expectaions.html


22/11/2022: Reality is not what we think it is. This may not affect how many elephants there are in the room but might affect how many angels there are on a pin-head: https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/reality-objective-exist/


22/11/2022: Why it is hard to say ‘extinction is forever’: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-spotted-this-large-colorful-pigeon-that-no-one-has-seen-in-140-years?fbclid=IwAR2l_hjt-6ECqR3vY4rlxRhNeirDrFkWKwLkGNCLJluOAyeZ75crWgCeqZ8


22/11/2022: Cold kills. Here’s a little insight into why 60,000 folks died of cold in the UK last year. Our energy policies are clearly intended to thin the population: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63602501?fbclid=IwAR2mQLwPd5k9dDXwdp9x4ux1sfyZwpYIpPEi3OkA-xfuZ3IIkOTltdmf4oc


21/11/2022: A hot dog and a beer at the world cup in Qatar:


21/11/2022: Forget Methane; its heating effect is even more pathetic than CO2. Water vapour is the only real greenhouse gas worth thinking about: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/19/methane-much-ado-about-nothing/


21/11/2022: Bastiat is great. Check out his ‘broken window’ analogy if you want to learn something about how economics actually works: https://archive.org/details/thingsseennotsee00bast or http://bastiat.org/en/twisatwins.html#SECTION_G002


21/11/2022: Phantom Voters – I wonder how many we have here in Oz too? This is a key metric of the integrity of our democratic system. How can the rolls go unchecked for years and years? If we have mail-in ballots (we should not except in the most extreme cases of illness/infirmity and with vast safeguards) we will have scams. The same applies if we do not have voter ID on election day and serious penalties for fraud. It is also really important that everyone is voting with full knowledge – early voting means that this cannot be so. We should all vote on the same day and all votes should be counted openly and rigorously with lots of security checks: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/can-see-phantoms-get-off-voter-rolls/ & https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.americanthinker.com%2Farticles%2F2022%2F11%2Felection_fraud_20_ok_so_what_are_you_gonna_do_about_it.html


20/11/2022: The Joy of Closed Roads: As a follow-up to my post Find Your Own Places to Explore can I suggest that for years (in Victoria - and elsewhere) our masters have been closing off previously useful access roads and tracks? Though these may not be open to vehicles (often despite sterling efforts to negotiate around piles of logs, rocks or deep cuts intended to prevent their use) they can often still be traveled by cycle or on foot - and frequently give relatively easy access to many quite delightful areas, though sometimes you may have to follow a game trail down a ridge to access a quiet camp by a stream at the end or adjacent to them. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/11/19/the-joy-of-closed-roads/



20/11/2022: Ukraine bombs Poland then Zelensky asks that Nato declare WW3. Who is the worst of the evil rulers involved in this bloody war? However this seems to be a very long reach for Zelensky – there are clearly other players as we saw with the Nord explosions: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11447127/Explosion-hits-Russian-gas-pipeline-amid-suspicions-sabotage-linked-Putins-war-Ukraine.html


20/11/2022: Enough of the trannie, “Be Kind’ b------t: https://urbanscoop.news/good-men-stay-out-so-bad-men-stand-out/


20/11/2022: A few decades ago they tried to scare everybody with global cooling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tAYXQPWdC0 &  https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/41978


19/11/2022: Forgotten animals of New Guinea: https://scitechdaily.com/new-discovery-reveals-that-giant-four-legged-kangaroo-existed-as-early-as-20000-years-ago/


19/11/2022: The ‘red wave’ was real but so was the Democrat voter fraud. We should not be so complacent here in Australia where such fraud is also well-established (again in the Left’s favour). Here (as in the US) I suspect it equates to at least a 5%  advantage at the polls. Here there is an urgent need for voter ID, to clean up the electoral rolls (which have thousands of fake people on them) postal voting and early voting and to ensure that electoral officials are more representative of the population as a whole. We really should (where humanly possible) all be voting in our local booth where we can also be visually identified by people who know us, also all voting on the same day so that we are all making our decisions with the same information to hand. I think it would be good if the ballot paper was accompanied with say a 250 word ‘platform’ for every candidate: https://spectator.com.au/2022/11/red-wave-was-no-trickle-it-was-real/


19/11/2022: “To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.” Solzhenitsyn. “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” — George Orwell. A somber reflection on the class war being fought in our schools by left-wing ideologues. You know this is happening here in Oz too: https://issuesinsights.com/2022/11/08/your-children-belong-to-the-state/


19/11/2022: No sooner did Trump declare himself in the race for the Presidency than the Dems launched several attempts to incriminate him. They are deeply afraid of this man – and so they should be. He might actually succeed in ‘making America great again’: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/11/what-does-america-want/


18/11/2022: And now we have $250 hearing aids. All along it was a scam: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/apple-airpods-cheaper-alternative-hearing-aids


18/11/2022: A great way to teach science: https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2022/11/15/coolest-high-school-science-class-ever-takes-students-hunting-n64411


18/11/2022: The best of both worlds? Why not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/new-report-details-growing-trend-transgender-people-seeking-surgeries-male-female-genitalia/


18/11/2022: Good luck with that ‘energy transition’: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/global-demand-for-gigawatts-is-insatiable-to-make-one-smartphone-takes-almost-as-much-energy-as-a-fridge/


16/11/2022: Massive electoral fraud again in the US: If you can’t see that Biden could not have performed so well in the election just last week and still be getting these poll results: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/fraud-9-believe-america-right-track-latest-poll-bidens-approval-dismal-39-days-scores-greatest-midterm-election-decades/


16/11/2022: That will teach them a lesson. What a ‘great religion’ – of course women don’t have ‘souls’ so it probably won’t even hurt them. Just like Descartes’ attitude to live vivisection of dogs really: https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2022/11/14/iranian-parliament-votes-in-favor-of-executing-15000-womens-rights-protestors-n510889 


15/11/2022: It is strange isn’t it that we can’t have more hydro dams because they ‘spoil’ the environment (though a much smaller area than wind or solar farms) and are their own batteries and do not require costly and dangerous lithium. I have long noticed that the Greens seem hell-bent on destroying the environment in order to ‘save’ it. Their huge wildfire destroyed ‘national parks’ are a case in point: https://spectator.com.au/2022/11/not-green-at-all/


15/11/2022: Artificial photosynthesis might ‘save’ us but it has a long way to go yet: https://phys.org/news/2022-11-chemists-artificial-photosynthesis-ten-efficient.html


15/11/2022: Not quite the only sane scientist in the room: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2022/11/the-biggest-public-policy-disaster-in-a-lifetime/


15/11/2022: Living within your means and paying your way: Personally I was brought up with this duo pretty much as creeds. To many they seem quaint now, if people have even heard of them. Debt always involves printing funny money ahead of its being earned/created, hence it is the chief cause of inflation. It robs the future to pay for present excess, and always robs savers and rewards spendthrifts – so is unwise (as policy) at best. It can only be justified in times of national crises (such as imminent invasion). Unfortunately people come to believe in it, that it is normal/desirable even – and keep voting for it. The popularity of a proposition has no connection with its truth (or otherwise) – else there would not be so many billions of folk wedded yet to various religions, each believing their own to be the font of all truth, yet failing to grasp the obvious fact that whilst they cannot all be true, they can all be false - and almost certainly are. Imagine believing the ridiculous proposition that there is something after death. As if road kill was going to bound back to life. And such after-lives are still so woeful geographically, being associated still with well explored ups and downs. What? Will Voyager eventually encounter God? We cannot keep on racking up debt (either personally or nationally) as if there will be no tomorrow. The piper will eventually have to be paid. Unfortunately (as the fate of Hamelin reminds us) it will be our children who have to pay that price!


14/11/2022: Who should/can we vote for at the next election? The choice seems to have narrowed dreadfully. Once there was some sort of dichotomy. Perhaps it was artificial but now we are just offered different shades of the same thing – at least by the ‘major parties. Perhaps why they have actually disappeared in some countries, such as France where neither has won an election for at least a decade. Hopefully we have at last come to that impasse in our own social life, as the majors are at present just simply dreadful, but the media (and their own inexperience) also appears to disallow the minors. I used to think of this as fascism, ie a conspiracy. Perhaps as far as media input is concerned it is. Now I am not so sure. Sometimes as the saying goes, ‘S—t just happens’. For example, I was trying to discover whether there were any Australian political parties which oppose the ‘climate’ paradigm. Who were for example in favour of new coal-fired and/or nuclear power stations, such as they are building by the thousands in India and China, for example rather than going without - as we seem to be headed for. (Aside: we would have to build the former first ie Helios as it will take at least a decade for us to develop the manpower and expertise to build the latter no matter how desirable. The demand for affordable electricity will not wait twenty years – the lead time I foresee for a switch to widespread delivery of nuclear powered electricity to your home). There may be still some Liberals and Nationals which favour this course but the leadership of their parties has made the party platforms well-nigh indistinguishable from Labor and the Greens. The Liberal Democrats and Citizens Party both favour nuclear in their platforms. One Nation and UAP both seem to still oppose the ‘climate paradigm’ I suspect the DLP and Family First would go along with them. I suspect the only thing we can do is to preference the minor conservative parties ahead of the Nationals and Liberals following them with Labor and the Greens in the hope that some conservative candidates will get up and be able to exert enough force over time to turn the ship of state around – otherwise the ship will sink.


14/11/2022: What should we talk about? Interesting. I remember being surprised reading in P.G.Wodehouse years ago about the introduction of ‘small talk’ into society. I had not realized until then that it was ‘a thing’ – but there you go. I have always found it unbearably tedious, but no doubt (to others) my conversation is replete with all sorts of social gaffes resulting in my failing to dizzyingly ascend the social ladder: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2022/11/people-oversharing-tmi-friendship-boundaries/671970/?utm_source=pocket_saves


14/11/2022: Hydrogen-Boron Fusion Looks like a good idea. A million years’ of electric power available – will that be enough? https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/hydrogen-boron-fusion-could-be-a-dream-come-true/


13/11/2022: Writing has always served really important purposes: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/09/oldest-known-written-sentence-discovered-on-a-head-lice-comb


13/11/2022: This is as at last an important step forward: https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/aussie-company-gives-new-life-to-old-hybrid-and-ev-batteries-138333/?fbclid=IwAR0pDMQPdV9MMJuZ8zTkThcUuolNUFL-upkrFt7xBAG1Eq-870DT4q66gE8


13/11/2022: Once it was good news that the last Ice Age was going away: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/11/glacier-saga/


13/11/2022: They know how to do things in Wales: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/sex-offender-dies-from-shock-and-haemorrhaging-after-genitals-cut-off/news-story/ff5d48825f701f9eae05434e424b3a40


11/11/2022: Starting to look as if the Democrat electoral fraud huge as it no doubt was, involving maybe nearly 20% fake votes may not have been quite enough!


11/11/2022: Duh! https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2022/11/08/national-park-service-warning-no-licking-sonoran-desert-toad/1341667947342/


11/11/2022: 200 million! Just a reminder of how many people leftist governments murdered in the C20th – yet you wonder why I am a conservative. The current conflict in Central Africa, a war which has cost more lives than probably all but three is not mentioned: https://reason.com/volokh/2022/11/09/data-on-mass-murder-by-government-in-the-20th-century/


11/11/2022: Lithium mining does not look like a big win for the environment: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/13/lithium-mining-for-electric-vehicles-is-incredibly-destructive-to-the-environment-and-about-as-far-from-green-as-you-can-imagine/


10/11/2022: De Santis’ (Florida = 20%) red wave ought to have swept the Democrats away nation-wide, but his was one of the few states which had fixed the corruption in their electoral systems. (What’s taking so long?) The crooked Democrats took full advantage of that with every form of skullduggery imaginable to steal back the election even where they were polling well under the Independents. Exit polls in Arizona for example had them at 14% and Independents at 27% yet Kari Lake (Republican) is struggling to win. Voting machines broke down, thousands of people were turned away from voting – every kind of dirty trick and fraud imaginable. Similarly there is no way the brain-dead Fetterman could have won in Pennsylvania where (in another contest) they managed to elect a dead man to represent them. When the ‘home of the free’ is no more, alas for the future of the world.


10/11/2022: It is unbelievable that people are behaving like this in the birthplace of democracy. Such vile, extreme  antisemitism: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/11/london-horrible.html


10/11/2022: Have we made society too equal, so destroying it in the process? We certainly have far too many people who will not do meaningful work: https://www.city-journal.org/impoverished-by-equality


10/11/2022: So true: Why the quest for happiness is a fraud: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/nov/07/the-big-idea-why-we-shouldnt-try-to-be-happy?fbclid=IwAR0W8SlKYwYPN2YZRX0YumH5HCE3QbCS17Co4hVclm2jtUjl4OUoE5M9wk4


09/11/2022: “Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.”

George Eliot in Middlemarch’


09/11/2022: Making VR more real, now a VR headset which actually kills you. Great idea: https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/oculus-headset-killer-palmer-luckey-nervegear-b2219992.html


09/11/2022: Soon we won’t even be allowed to be grandparents (after being banned from being mums and ads some time back). This ‘Newspeak’ nonsense is all quite insane: https://www.theepochtimes.com/australians-outraged-at-schools-renaming-grandparents-as-grandfriends_4849116.html


09/11/2022: Climate change has become a convenient excuse for doing nothing about real conservation problems. The dreadful ‘experiment’ of our constantly razed yet weed and vermin infested ‘National Parks’ which we may not even walk in here in Oz is a case in point: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/08/matt-ridley-green-zealots-are-threatening-real-conservation/


08/11/2022: A poignant and valid lament: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/economics/2022/11/the-stradivarius-and-the-market/


08/11/2022: Unless another massive electoral fraud succeeds the US election is predicted to be a red tsunami, ie a massive Republican (America First) victory in both Congress and Senate. Let’s hope this happens today and that it is the beginning of the wind-back of all the evil Leftist forces everywhere, everywhen.


08/11/2022: You have to figure they will want to make euthenasia compulsory so as to get rid of us troubling old (right-wing) folks and no doubt the ongoing attack on the availability of painkillers is a quiver in their bow: https://www.breitbart.com/health/2022/11/04/doctors-advised-suggest-suicide-patients-canada-runs-out-basic-painkillers/


08/11/2022: There is some hope the world may rid itself of the inconvenience of ‘daylight saving’: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/daylight-saving-time?rid=0BE1689690A4BEB6E8876A8F4E63485E&cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Health_20221106


07/11/2022: Is witchcraft making a comeback: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/was-lola-daviets-murder-motivated


07/11/2022: Trudeau shuts down the Internet – the Left is coming for your minds: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/woe-canada-justin-trudeau-comrades-seek-abolish-internet-freedom-canadian-citizens/


07/11/2022: A new internal combustion engine which is 50% more efficient: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a19909520/gas-diesel-engine-reactivity-controlled-compression-ignition/?src=socialflowFBRAT&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowR%26T&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0X4-eEkVW9-gz91cBUc1QL8s3IbIFSk6eYc9A4JaodpWE6HtC87x_OCQI


07/11/2022: Eschew Soothsayers – no-one knows what the future will be and anyone who claims they do is a charlatan. As an example, 100% of climate models predicted that it would be much warmer than it actually is: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2022/10/50-year-u-s-summer-temperature-trends-all-36-climate-models-are-too-warm/


The alleged warming becomes even less if you subtract the urban heat effect: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2022/11/de-urbanization-of-surface-temperatures-with-the-landsat-based-built-up-dataset/


And etc: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/05/how-ipccs-1990-predictions-expensively-failed/


06/11/2022: Tocharus – a fascinating site if you are interested in the importance of ancient history: https://tocharus.substack.com/p/the-diet-of-slaves


06/11/2022: Just in case you were thinking the recent election in Brazil was honest (or that electronic voting might be a good idea): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/11/how-they-count-votes-in-brazil/


06/11/2022: So, how long will it be before more people are killed by lithium battery fires than car accidents? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/saving-the-world-with-lithium-four-times-a-week-an-e-bike-battery-explodes-into-flames-in-new-york/


06/11/2022: Yes we have peak (climate) madness. Australia is about to impoverish its future. We must vote out these climate parties (Labor/Libs/Greens) and elect anyone else: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/04/australian-government-to-ban-all-future-fossil-fuel-projects/


05/11/2022: A real anti-aging treatment – bring it on: https://scitechdaily.com/unexpected-scientists-discover-an-anti-aging-mechanism/


05/11/2022: I see the Chinese nearly lobbed a huge rocket on us (and probably you too). Only luck it did not squash us. Not really good enough Mr Xi – Try to emulate Elon in future: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/good-citizen-china-carelessly-crashes-23-tons-of-space-junk-on-earth-gets-lucky-but-300-flights-in-spain-delayed/


05/11/2022: Bring back Liz! Sunak must go! After re-banning fracking on Day 1 and rushing off to COP 27 which Liz shunned, he now sides with Palestinians and  terrorists – how did he even get to be PM anyway? I thought that was decided (by a stunning majority) by an actual plebiscite of Conservative Party members? https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/11/3/uk-has-no-plans-to-move-israel-embassy-to-jerusalem-pm-office


05/11/2022: Too true: “Adult toddlers throw tantrums for the same reason as children: they desperately want something and have no idea how to get it…Anyone who’s ever been a parent will recognize these actions: throwing food, spilling milk, smearing paint on the walls, sitting on the ground and refusing to move. Add in the inability to properly dispose of one’s bodily waste, and the pattern is complete. This is the behavior of toddlers.” https://quillette.com/2022/10/30/moral-toddlerhood/


Their attack on the greatest art ever produced (while they are able to produce nothing) is a grim  reminder of the ISIS terrorists who blew up Palymyra – again an echo of how much the Greens resemble, indeed emulate the Nazis: https://spectator.com.au/2022/11/climate-vandals-mimic-isis-in-their-war-against-art/


04/11/2022: Do we have ‘Peak Woke’ yet: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/11/woke-must-be-close-to-peaking.html


04/11/2022: Huge differences in Covid 19 between these two countries. Why? https://peterhalligan.substack.com/p/a-tale-of-two-countries-one-with


04/11/2022: The Dangers of Low Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations – from a real climate scientist: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/03/the-dangers-of-low-atmospheric-co2-concentrations/


04/11/2022: I realize that it was the Left (Democrats) who were the slavery party and that it was the British people and British navy which (largely) ended it – and at great public cost – but it still amazes me how the ‘elites’ of today are (still) in favour of racist distinctions and preferments whilst using that very word as a weapon against their enemies ie any don’t agree with them – and instead support Martin Luther King’s contention that people ought to be judged solely on their worth as human beings: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/10/all-the-best-people-favor-racial-discrimination.php


03/11/2022: Nuts! Why we must ‘save the planet’ from our sheep: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/11/climate-injustice-a-personal-account-from-a-kiwi-farmer/


03/11/2022: The Conservatives’ motto, “Never let go of the old, or harm it in any way, until the new is well and truly in hand.” Take the oil industry as an example. (We are in for a very rough time): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/02/big-oil-small-oil/


03/11/2022: “Australians don’t want the state creating breadlines for kids – they want politicians to lower taxes, stop wasting money, fix the energy grid, get out of their lives, and return all those fines issued to innocent people during the pandemic.” But it’s not what Guy is standing for – if he stands for anything. We must put our wholesale support behind the other conservative alternatives despite some of their shortcomings else we will just have another four years of Dictator Dan, and basically ruin! https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/10/lobster-bisque/


03/11/2022: It has got to be past time they got rid of Joe. A guy who can’t even remember where and when his own son died is just not all there. But who are they going to replace him with? Not cackling Kamala surely? Do try to remember these folks have their fingers on the nuclear war trigger: https://nypost.com/2022/11/01/biden-again-wrongly-says-son-beau-died-in-iraq-in-stumbling-florida-speech/


02/11/2022: Why am I not surprised: https://www.psypost.org/2022/10/cannabis-use-does-not-increase-actual-creativity-but-does-increase-how-creative-you-think-you-are-study-finds-64187?utm_source=PsyPost+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d652cb89e1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a44dd6ef29-d652cb89e1-127440501


02/11/2022: Good Question: Why hasn’t feminism made women happier? https://nypost.com/2022/10/29/why-60-years-of-feminism-has-not-made-women-any-happier/


02/11/2022: China’s CO2 emissions exceed the rest of the developed world (and are increasing) yet we are cutting back on everything (at our great cost). This is just a kind of mass suicide madness: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/china-is-the-luminous-elephant-floating-in-the-kitchen-at-cop27-the-developing-nation-that-builds-space-stations/


02/11/2022: Looks like Bolsonaro will overturn the rigged election in Brazil (which his party won resoundingly) – this is what Trump should have done. In other news Bibi is back in Israel. And looking like a red tide in the US. Can’t wait for the other dominoes to fall (Sunak, Ardern, Albanese…): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/breaking-brazilian-president-plans-presser-tonight-will-announce-military-audit-controversial-election-may-arrest-criminal-judges/


01/11/2022: A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consults his portable GPS and replies, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolls her eyes and says, "You must be a Conservative!"

"I am," replies the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answers the balloonist, "everything you tell me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you're not much help to me."

The man smiles and responds, "You must be a Progressive."

"I am, replies the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault.


01/11/2022: Who needs a weather bureau when we can just use soothsayers instead? Things just get worse and worse. Does anyone (else) care: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/third-world-australian-met-bureau-cuts-back-on-weather-balloons-scientists-say-its-kind-of-horrific/


01/11/2022: Bowen is simply brain dead – he just wants us to live by extracting sunlight from cucumbers, as in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/unfeasible-and-unrealistic-to-have-small-modular-reactors-in-australia-bowen/video/dee65dbfd0a711926a209cd3767baaf8


01/11/2022: Evidently the Brazilian election is also mathematically impossible. Is this the WEF and New World Order folks at work again? Probably. (In Brazil the military may overturn it). PS: I would also like to think ‘we’ did not vote for Albanese – well, only 27% of ‘us’ did actually. Anyway conservatives need to get more involved with the election process –as adjudicators and election officials – it is clearly foolish leaving all this to the Left : https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/coup-team-biden-bragged-rigging-brazil-election-president-bolsonaro-election-day-says-stop-steal-leader-ali-alexander/


31/10/2022: You are what you eat: https://dnyuz.com/2022/10/30/food-that-looks-like-family-michigan-mom-makes-hilarious-meatloaf-resembling-her-son/


31/10/2022: House hunting on Mars: https://dnyuz.com/2022/10/29/house-hunting-on-mars-has-already-started/


31/10/2022: Sunak wants people dead but Truss did not. The UK’s new PM is not an improvement: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/uk-chaos-its-almost-like-fracking-was-the-biggest-threat/


31/10/2022: Even (and at last) Greenpeace admits plastic recycling is rubbish, but it will not move on to burning it to produce electricity: https://www.city-journal.org/greenpeace-admits-recycling-doesnt-work


30/10/2022: Data shows net zero is a lie: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/eight_graphs_that_prove_net_zero_is_a_woke_scam

30/10/2022: Remember when the USSR crumbled and its super-power status was revealed to have had an economy the size of Portugal’s? I have long suspected that China is much the same. There is evidence of this: https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=53072

30/10/2022: Integration, Yes! Well said Gary, (who was an ex-Labor Minister by the way): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/10/reframing-the-debate-in-aboriginal-affairs/

29/10/2022: The ‘Ms Higgins’ case is just awful. This is not anything like the Adrian Baillie/Jill Meagher case, nor is she an innocent schoolgirl being dragged off the footpath in broad daylight and raped at knifepoint in the bushes. The law was intended to ‘protect’ such real victims and to punish the perpetrators. I have long said that such actual crimes merit the death penalty. But to consensually go to you workplace in dead of night, dead drunk, and to have no memory of the incidents is not the behaviour of an innocent. Such behaviour in itself should be punished by dismissal from employment (for both participants). That is about where the matter should have ended. There was never enough ‘evidence’ to bring a charge of rape. If there had been ‘evidence’ at the time Ms Higgins destroyed it. Her too bad. If the case fails, will she be charged with a crime (perjury, wasting police time, defamation, etc)? I doubt it – but in such failed cases where the other person’s reputation and morale has been destroyed for months or years there should be some corresponding penalty. A custodial period at least to discourage vexatious claimants.

29/10/2022: How did Stan Grant (perhaps a quarter or one-eight caste, if any – not so long ago he used to be Irish) get to be blacker than Jacinta Price – or even her mother Bess, or even her (still living) grandmother, one of the very last people to walk out of the Western Desert, meet Europeans for the first time and (in so doing) ‘vote’ to join the rest of the human race. I suspect a lot of it really is down to ‘Nugget’ ie boot polish, which perhaps should be banned and only purple allowed: https://www.rebelnews.com/jacinta_price_calls_out_labor_s_woke_federal_budget

29/10/2022: Under Ardern NZ is now ‘The land of the thought police’. Not sure I will be allowed in either. Did plan to go there hiking again next year – perhaps they will have a change of Government before then? https://www.rebelnews.com/i_wouldn_t_be_let_in_under_nz_s_opposing_views_ban_says_andrew_bolt

29/10/2022: “The demand for electric car drivers exceeds the supply”. Instapundit.

28/10/2022: Thomson Dam at 99.8%. It’s going to flow over – tomorrow probably. Second time only – maybe you missed it in 1996. Quite a sight. Plus lunch at the Erica, Rawson or Walhalla Pubs, but book: https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water-data-and-education/water-storage-levels#/ PS: It has gone over – view from the power station is the best:

28/10/2022: ‘Farming needs to stop’ to save the planet. Does insanity have a limit? Probably not. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/22/farming-needs-to-stop-thats-the-single-biggest-driver-of-climate-change/

28/10/2022: If you aren’t concerned about this you truly are brain dead: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/10/australian-inflation-soars-to-73-highest-since-1990.html

28/10/2022: The Green Revolution - in other news: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/26/wind-farm-in-germany-is-being-dismantled-to-expand-coal-mine/

And: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/26/destruction-of-german-heritage430-year-old-family-craft-bakery-succumbs-to-green-revolution/

27/10/2022: On this day in 2011: "Went to Melbourne to see the Queen...but we weren't as pushy as some...we saw - the backs of people's heads! Interesting to see the many Anglos in the crowd and just how civilised and well-behaved they were. One woman left her small baby with us (total strangers) whilst she took her small daughter to the toilet. Wonderful to live in such a civilised society". I suspect it has all passed now, alas. We both saw her in 1954. At the time Della’s parents lived at Toongabbie (Western Sydney) and our family had come all the way down from Paterson in the Hunter Valley to see her at Toongabbie! Della and I (who met in 1971, 17 years later – though I used to see her every day on my way to work in 1970) must have been very close that day - we have been ever since.

27/10/2022: ‘Free’ Power Bank: 'Waste not, want not' was another of my mother's favourite maxims - one I have certainly taken to heart, as my wife will attest as I has fill our house and sheds up with all sorts of 'mathoms' - hobbit for 'junk'.

I had two 'dead' laptop batteries which I probably ought to have binned or recycled but today (it was raining) I decided to dismantle them instead and stripped off the welded tabs. Each contained 6 x 18650 rechargeable lithium batteries.

Each cell was dead flat. After placing them in the single power bank I recommended here they (surprisingly) all came back 'to life'. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/10/26/free-power-bank/


27/10/2022: "By 2001...a chicken reached the weight at which it would be killed in one-third of the time and after eating one-third of the food compared with the 1957 breed...represents...reduction in waste and in the..land devoted to growing feed per chicken" http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/genetics-bigger-chickens

27/10/2022: The future that the green madness plans for or electricity/energy supply too. Vote for anyone else: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/unplug-the-fridge-uk-gears-up-for-hard-cold-winter-and-bbc-secretly-plans-for-a-national-blackout/

It’s the cold, stupid. The same sort of view is presented here, and the same conclusion: kick as many of our rulers out when we get the chance as we possibly can: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/26/lets-talk-about-real-climate-cataclysms/

27/10/2022: This new racist apartheid politics is enough (for me) never to vote Labor/Coalition again. Imagine being denied access to any public land in Australia on the basis of my ‘race’ – or ‘tribe’ as it might be! I have never considered myself to belong to other than the human ‘race’, nor I think should anyone else. If  we have not even got our humanity in common, what do we have? https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/10/the-grim-warning-of-mount-warning/

26/10/2022: World’s dirtiest man dies (at 94): https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/worlds-dirtiest-man-dies-aged-94-months-after-taking-his-first-shower-in-67-years/news-story/257c86cf8ba484dc5c90add6a5c95136


26/10/2022: O2 is what we should really be worried about. Its percentage in the atmosphere wouldn't have to fall too much before our kind of life found it decidedly uncomfortable (especially at elevation). What is the environmentalists' response to this impending 'crisis': Lock up two molecules of oxygen for every molecule of carbon forever (ie CO2 sequestration). Fortunately life has another way: it is called photosynthesis: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/10/23/earths-great-oxidation-event/#more-72919


26/10/2022: Farage is almost certainly right - Sunak is not the man: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/globalist-ever-saw-one-believe-conservatives-doomed-nigel-farage-blasts-new-uk-pm-rishi-sunak-video/


26/10/2022: I hope this morning you are beginning to realize how hopeless Labor and the Greens are: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-tough-times-to-get-much-harder-under-labor/news-story/88e1d2c073aa7396ad1c94ec335f036a


24/10/2022: I know it is impolite to speak ill of the dead, but just a reminder (from 2016): The Royal Commission’s findings regarding Kimberly Kitching are that ‘(v) Kimberly Kitching should be charged with and prosecuted for aiding and abetting the contraventions of each of Diana Asmar, David Eden, Darryn Rowe, Nick Katsis, Saso Trajcevski-Uzunov and Lee Atkinson (Chapter 9).’ Yet Shorten’s Labor promoted her to a place in the Senate! Her death was then dressed up as a great tragedy – as if such (corrupt) folks ought not be executed (shot) out of hand.


24/10/2022: Save the Planet’, the ‘great unwashed’ scream, yet we may have already done so (and by the unlikely means of the Industrial Revolution’). Let me explain: Plants need @ 200ppm of CO2 to survive. If the percentage drops below that (ie .02%) life will pretty much cease – yet the pre-Industrial world tilted perilously close to that. The percentage has varied from upwards of 20,000ppm in the time of the dinosaurs for example, down to just over 200ppm over time, during which warm, tropical periods and ice ages came and went completely uncorrelated to its percentage. However, steadily the percentage of CO2 being liberated by volcanism and other processes eg from the carboniferous rocks, coal & peat deposits etc where it ‘ultimately’ becomes ‘locked up, declined until just before the Industrial Revolution its percentage was such that the cessation of life on earth was imminent. The forests shrank and great plains and deserts spread across much of the globe as there was not enough CO2 to build any more forests, and much of life had to retreat to what were really oases to survive. Just in the nick of time (folks of a religious persuasion will see this as predestined) as a result of the Industrial Revolution personkind began to liberate vast quantities of carbon in the form of CO2 and a wonderful profusion of life was the result. The forests spread, the deserts and grasslands retreated and once more a profusion of life saturated the planet: That is the era we are living in: the Anthropocene. It can only get better! In the last @30 years this CO2 has caused the increase of approx two Australia’s of new forested areas in the world. Think how much life that supports. If you are pro-life, get behind CO2! More please.


24/10/2022: I think the most awful part of this story is that the audience cheered: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/transgender-comedian-strips-naked-live-tv-broadcast-plays-piano-penis/


24/10/2022: May be ordering some of these bumper stickers: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/10/saving-australia-one-bumper-sticker-at-a-time/


23/10/2022: Cruising to the North Pole: https://us.ponant.com/destinations/the-arctic  Should you think this voyage is down to ‘global warming you shuld realise nuclear subs have been doing it for a long while: https://theaviationist.com/2016/03/21/watch-this-stunning-video-of-a-u-s-nuclear-submarine-breaking-the-ice-to-surface-in-the-arctic-circle/ and that the Vikings always used the North-West passage in their voyages to Greenland. They had to abandon their Greenland colony when the world became too cold around 500 years ago. It has not warmed much since – not enough to resume farming there or to growing wine outdoors in Northern England as used to be the case: https://notrickszone.com/2018/04/02/during-the-800s-1300s-ad-wine-grapes-were-grown-at-latitudes-where-polar-bears-now-roam/


23/10/2022: SpaceX is really transforming space – not to mention communications here on earth. Rumour has it that Musk will ‘soon’ add functionality to Starlink which will allow cellphones to also act as satellite phones (when away from a conventional tower). That would be a game-changer: https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-group-4-36-satellites-launch


23/10/2022: Finally positive proof covid 19 came from a lab: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/blockbuster-fingerprint-genetic-evidence-strongly-suggests-covid-was-bio-engineered/


23/10/2022: Alas, the ‘coup’ in China was for Xi not against him. His opponents are disappearing before your very eyes: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/stunning-video-from-china/


22/10/2022: Hajimari Boomerang Ball – have your kids got this amazing toy yet? https://hajimariball.com/


22/10/2022: Michael  Shellenberger has some fine points here including that the ‘climate narcissism’ we see about us (especially in the young) might well be a result of  overprotection and coddling of children by their parents and other adults result(ing) in anxious, depressed, and grandiose adolescents”:  https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1573370013054128129


22/10/2022: So much for Gillard being against ‘misogyny’. Did you realize she basically abolished women altogether? https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/10/gillards-guilt/


Meanwhile real women vote on more important issues: inflation, crime, schools, their kids’ futures  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/wayne-root-las-vegas-oddsmaker-says-bet-house-gop-landslide-women-stupid/


22/10/2022: Well played Volkswagen: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/protestors-glue-floor-get-mad-company-doesnt-provide-bowl-urinate-defecate/

No sense warming or lighting climate protesters with fossil fuel.


In other news: https://babylonbee.com/news/sad-climate-activists-vandalize-a-picasso-but-no-one-can-tell


21/10/2022: The Simplest Electric ‘Motor’ – the black cylinder is a battery and the round object is a magnet. There are so many true and enchanting things children can be taught about the world without stuffing their developing brains with falsehoods and creeds: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25534051-100-show-children-how-to-make-a-simple-electric-motor-with-a-magnet/


21/10/2022: Even my dead dog wouldn’t vote for you – but evidently she could: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/dead-dog-receives-register-vote-mail-application-mi-dem-party-homeowners-response-priceless/


21/10/2022: China Won’t Stop Using Fossil Fuels Until Clean Sources Can Provide Enough Energy Security – why are they the only sensible nation? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/china-says-cheap-energy-is-more-important-than-climate-wish-list/


21/10/2022: An awful crime and tragedy. 12 such deaths so far. France is in serious trouble from its experiment in ‘multi-culturalism’:  https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/10/the-murder-of-lola-and-the-failure-of-marconism/


20/10/2022: Remembering that before John Howard and other such nanny-staters people always had the right to bear arms: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/10/given-back-as-a-gift-that-which-was-taken/ PS: It appalls me that the Port Arthur ‘tragedy/conspiracy’ should have been the excuse used to remove/curtail this right. Remember that if the events of that day really played out as the official version claims the truth would not be locked away from us for 75 years!


20/10/2022: No doubt some people dream of such things: imagine finding 100 naked men on the side of the road: https://www.news.com.au/world/united-nations-demands-investigation-after-100-naked-men-found-on-the-side-of-a-road/news-story/965a04a90628bb83d4a1c17a5a02825c


20/10/2022: The covid vaccine story just keeps getting worse and worse: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/alice-in-vax-land-lets-test-this-on-8-mice-and-force-it-on-50-million-children/


20/10/2022: Albanese lied to Parliament and the Australian people (on a Stat Dec) and should be forced to resign. In yesterday’s Herald Sun he was openly admitting he has been in contact with his brother in Italy for at least 12 years (ie back when Gillard was PM) yet when Turnbull was PM he still claimed he did not have ‘dual nationality’ and did not know who his father was. All others who had such ‘dual nationality’ were forced to resign. He has persisted with this lie. A man who will lie about who his own father was will lie about anything. He should go: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/halfbrother-of-prime-minister-anthony-albanese-reveals-the-bond-they-share-for-first-time/news-story/7155127610c79b9539b3c24c076d5b7a


18/10/2022: Cipolla’s five basic laws of stupidity – they ought to be graven in stone in every public place so we may harken to them: https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/are-you-technically-stupid-check-the-third-basic-law/


18/10/2022: Past floods without CO2: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/the-forgotten-floods-of-victoria-from-150-years-ago/


18/10/2022: You wonder why anyone would want to create a virus that was nearly totally fatal: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/arrest-now-boston-university-doctors-create-new-covid-variant-80-kill-rate-funded-dr-fauci-nih/


18/10/2022: Antisemitic ALP at it again. Jerusalem no longer the capital of Israel – after how many thousands of years. Next repeal the law of gravity Albo: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/10/albanese-administration-drops-australias-recognition-of-jerusalem-as-capital-of-israel.html


17/10/2022: Seems there are folks who can’t distinguish between disagreeing with a culture, and ‘racism’, the newest easy ‘put-down’ – all too distinguishable from ‘thought’. They have forgotten (apparently – did they ever know?) that most of my and my parents’ lives (this is litotes) was spent fighting the dreadful culture of communism, or that some years of my parents’ generations’ lives were spent eradicating the culture of Nazism, or that my generation stamped out the culture of cannibalism in New Guinea (and with it that fascinating parasite – responsible for the dread disease ‘kuru’ – which more than anything I know of proved that ‘life will find a way!), and so much more. Evil must be fought, whether it is politically correct to do so or not. Not all cultures are equal, certainly not all are good, and some are downright execrable. A culture which supports extreme violence and sexual abuse of women and children for example, must not be allowed to remain. There is ample evidence that there are some cultures which do have horribly evil characteristics at their very core: they must be eliminated. (I have no time for the Saudis, for example). Traditional ‘aboriginal culture’ is an oxymoron. I am not (of course) advocating harming or killing any human being when I say this. For example, I had a number of friends who were ‘patrol officers’ in New Guinea in the 50’s and 60’s who were in the front-line in the ‘war’ against cannibalism and ‘cargo cults’. Some even lost their lives. One friend Jimmy, while helping to eradicate cannibalism in the Highlands, married a Chimbu girl, one of the most interesting (certainly the blackest) friend I have ever had (and the only cannibal!) who had the most awesome eidetic memory (as pre-literate peoples are said to do) and could repeat word for word conversations you had with her months or years before!…yet it was immensely to the benefit of her (and their children’s lives) that the culture of cannibalism was ended! Unfortunately we imported the ‘cargo cults’ and there are now millions of Australians who won’t live without this ‘manna from Heaven’ – or from their hard-working fellow countrymen at least!


17/10/2022: Oh Liz…Definitely not another Maggie Thatcher then, alas. Fourth ‘Treasurer’ in three months – have the Brits forgotten how to add up – like everyone else? https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/14/uk-pm-liz-truss-fires-finance-minister-kwasi-kwarteng.html


17/10/2022: The climate is enormously, inherently stable. The world “has had millennia to settle into those planetary-scale patterns of temperatures and available sunshine…Once the average available solar power is above 310W/m2, you can add up to an additional 50 W/m2 without increasing the surface temperature one bit.”



17/10/2022: Peter Smith has a very valid point about imposing a Versailles type ‘solution’ on Russia which will just serve to ignite forces leading to further disastrous conflict. The cessation of hostilities in Ukraine needs to be handled very very sensitively, not with a sledgehammer: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/10/16/more-mainstream-media-mediocrity/


16/10/2022: ‘1883’ – a great new series. Della doesn’t usually share my passion for Westerns but she really enjoyed this. Get it from Pirate Bay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_(TV_series)


16/10/2022: Disappointments of time travel: https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/ancient-technology-0017394


16/10/2022: Bring it on: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-10-scientists-osteoarthritis.html


16/10/2022: Serial Killer diversity has come a long way: https://www.frontpagemag.com/serial-killers-are-too-white/


15/10/2022: ‘Derry Girls’, the funniest thing to come out of Ireland since ‘Father Ted’. For about the first three episodes you will think it is in a foreign language but you will eventually get your ears around it. Lots of belly laughs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry_Girls


15/10/2022: So, Pfizer now admits they never tested to see whether their vaccine would prevent covid transmission. We put such people in charge! https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/pfizer-exec-admits-under-oath-we-never-tested-covid-vaccine-against-transmission


Meanwhile, Dr Peter McCullough: "Before the Covid jabs, 4 in a million Myocarditis cases, afterwards, 25,000 in a million....Myocarditis at this point in time is due to the Covid jabs until proven otherwise." Myocarditis, a 6,000 times increase – just a coincidence!


15/10/2022: Ian Plimer is great: https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/my-cpac-turpitudes/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UNFI%20%2020221012%20%20SG&utm_content=UNFI%20%2020221012%20%20SG+CID_5eacab48e9c8ceeb250824f935714947&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Plimer%20continues%20to%20melt%20their%20fake%20news%20with%20facts


15/10/2022: Bring back the cane for such spoilt vandals. I am sick of being lectured to by half-witted badly raised infants of whatever age: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/climate-activists-throw-soup-on-van-gogh-painting-to-save-the-world/


14/10/2022: Find Your Own Places to Explore An ‘extension’ of an earlier post, Gully Walking


I have always liked Robert Frost’s poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ even though I realised long ago how much he/it owed toward my even more favourite poet, Edward Thomas. However I too long ago “took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” as Frost reflects, and I urge you to do the same.


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”


It is all very well (as a beginner hiker/outdoorsman) perhaps to first experience some of the outstanding ‘great walks’ which abound in your country, but soon you will realize that they are both too crowded and have long since stopped providing quite the bliss of solitude and exploration which perhaps their creation envisaged. But you have to start somewhere.


Before you head off on your own ‘road’ you first need to master some bushcraft skills such as I have been talking about here for quite some time. You need to be able to find your way unaided (ie with just your senses and intelligence through the trackless bush (for days at a time) – and this takes study and practice. Read More:  https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/10/13/find-your-own-places-to-explore/



14/10/2022: Just a small mistake: https://www.wxii12.com/article/suspects-finger-severed-victim-slams-door-hand-attempted-home-invasion/41585440#


14/10/2022: Do you need further proof that EVs will not work: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/13/dear-neighbour-please-ration-your-electricity-use-so-our-evs-can-charge/


14/10/2022: Glyphosate not the bad guy then: https://www.acsh.org/news/2022/10/11/science-finally-winning-day-glyphosate-cases-16602


13/10/2022: More questions for our time: Did Kosciuszko die of acne? http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65336

13/10/2022: Five compelling reasons why you should reject ‘man-made climate change’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/five-climate-change-smoking-guns-reasons-manmade-climate-change-lie/

13/10/2022: Which came first – Nazism or environmentalism? https://www.encounterbooks.com/features/nazis-embraced-environmentalism/

13/10/2022: ‘Who blew up the Kerch Bridge’ – a question to add to ‘Who blew up Nords 1 & 2?’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/russian-spy-agency-identifies-crimean-bridge-bombers-reveals-route-bomb-ukraine-bulgaria-armenia-georgia-exploding-russian-bridge/ & https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/who-really-blew-up-the-kerch-bridge/

12/10/2022: A grand old lady passes: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/angela-lansbury-murder-she-wrote-star-and-legendary-hollywood-actress-dead

12/10/2022: Peak Oil Anyone? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/04/the-permian-basin-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/

12/10/2022: Clearly they knew about covid much earlier than we were told: https://nypost.com/2021/06/04/chinese-scientist-filed-covid-vaccine-patent-after-contagion-emerged-report/


12/10/2022: Neither do I think this was ‘misinformation’. Such ‘information’ as we got was rather poor and very one-sided. The move by ‘Big Tech’ and Big Gov’ to throttle it was dire: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/florida-surgeon-general-advises-men-aged-18-39-not-to-take-covid-vax-twitter-deletes-misinformation/

11/10/2022: Jacinta Price is great. Hers is the kind of ‘Voice’ we need as a nation.: https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/the-jacinta-juggernaut/

11/10/2022: How good are EVs in an emergency? Now those which got wet are exploding. Great stuff: https://12ft.io/proxy?ref=&q=https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/09/electric_vehicles_and_the_evacuation_of_florida.html


11/10/2022: An author to check out: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2022/10/she-holds-six-of-top-10-spots-on-new.html


11/10/2022: Today’s Left seeks to turn everywhere into Albania: https://notesonliberty.com/2022/08/13/albania-people-and-ruins/

10/10/2022: Merrin’s Wiggly Stick: This afternoon as I came out of the front door after lunch to go work on the tractor I saw the largest red-bellied black snake I think I had ever seen just sliding under the fridge on the verandah then it simply disappeared. I poked around under the fridge, even moved the fridge; yet there was no sign of it. I thought ‘No way such a large snake could be in the rat bait station next to the fridge’ but when I lifted the lid there it was. I suspect it had been there before. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/10/10/merrins-wiggly-stick/

09/10/2022: ‘How dare you do anything productive!’ is pretty much the motto of local councils the world over: https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/diddly-squat/


09/10/2022: When renewable electricity becomes so expensive you can’t afford to make solar panels: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/netzero-destroys-netzero-europe-cant-manufacture-solar-panels-due-to-high-energy-prices/


Fortunately we will be able to warm ourselves from EV fires: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/after-the-storm-then-come-the-ev-fires/

09/10/2022: A New Welcome to Country. Yes, ‘Before beginning, I’d like to acknowledge the sovereign land of Australia and the institutions and way of life that ensure our freedoms and liberties; one land, one nation, one people. We stand on the shoulders of giants and as a result of their legacy Australia is a beacon of opportunity, equality and justice in an increasingly dangerous and hostile world.’ https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/a-new-welcome-to-country/

09/10/2022: Remember when 3,000 people used to be killed in car accidents annually and it was a problem requiring various draconian solutions (many of which have been implemented with detriment to our freedoms, alas) but now that 10,000 excess deaths are occurring we should ignore it: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/new-cdc-data-shows-7-7-of-10-million-people-needed-medical-care-after-vaccination/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/10000-mysterious-excess-deaths-in-australia-that-no-one-wants-to-talk-about/


08/10/2022: Eating on the Wild Side – cheaper than the supermarket anyway: https://www.amazon.com.au/Eating-Wild-Side-Pharmacologic-Implications/dp/0816520674?asin=B08W9LRC7D&revisionId=e17c26ab&format=1&depth=1


08/10/2022: When the lunatics are in charge of our energy supply: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/10/05/guest-post-dr-faustus-abide-with-me/


08/10/2022: CPAC underlines the woeful state of the Liberal/National Parties. Truly a new conservative force in Oz politics is needed, soonest: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/10/cpac-and-its-no-show-conservatives/

08/10/2022: Regarding aboriginal ‘displacement’, one should understand that almost no women came to Australia in the early days. Most male settlers took aboriginal wives who were no doubt just as keen to ‘better’ themselves, and their (joint) descendents farmed and developed practically the whole continent. Many aboriginal orphans were also adopted and raised by the colonists as their own. All this is undeniably attested to by early observers such as Tench. No better rapprochement of two ‘cultures’ could be imagined. There are few of us whose ancestors came here in the C18th or early C19th who do not have some ‘aboriginal’ ancestors as well (though the records may be lost in time). Della and I certainly each have at least one such ‘dark horse’ in our family tree, as well as the odd Jew, gypsy, whatever – but that is all the past. What is important is the glorious egalitarian future which awaits all Australians whenever and wherever they came from: https://spectator.com.au/2022/10/unfair-dinkum-history/

07/10/2022: Be Prepared: 'A word to the wise is enough'. Unfortunately for most people 'a word' is not enough. Every year world-wide tens of thousands of poorly prepared people disappear or meet their end in the back country when they should have just been having fun, admiring the view of that far horizon, peering around the river's bend to see what's there and  breathing that clear cool air deeply. I hope I can prevent a few such unfortunate events. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/10/05/be-prepared/

07/10/2022: Men’s Lib Anyone? Yes, we have a problem, eg “We also need a national recruitment drive for male teachers. Boys do better in schools with more men at the front of the classroom, especially in subjects like English. But men account for a shrinking share of the teaching profession: just 24%, down from 33% in the 1980s. In elementary schools, only 11% are men. And in the earliest years, men are virtually invisible. Just 3% of kindergarten teachers are men, which is about half the share of women flying military airplanes. Men, our schools need you.” : https://nypost.com/2022/10/01/why-us-boys-are-failing-at-schooland-men-are-losing-in-life/


07/10/2022: Hard to believe this guy (and Lomberg) used to be the enemy: https://www.amazon.com.au/Apocalypse-Never-Environmental-Alarmism-Hurts-ebook/dp/B07Y8FHFQ7?asin=B07Y8FHFQ7&revisionId=8daa18d4&format=1&depth=1

07/10/2022: Whatever happened to the notion of ‘treason’? https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/if_you_chose_isis_you_are_no_longer_australian

06/10/2022: Might be nice if you like cruising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EouzzYmXyhA&t=3621s


06/10/2022: Is there hope? “This is a classic case of the slowly boiling frog. We are frogs slowly boiling as we speak.  It is the fate that the great economist Friedrich Hayek warned us of in his best seller of the 1940s, The Road to Serfdom.  He argued that totalitarianism can creep up by stealth and not only through revolution. Benign innovations like the welfare state turn, over time, into freedom-destroying, socialist disasters that no one, despite being in democratic systems, voted for.  Hence, we get stuck with failed education systems that peddle propaganda and sideline parents, we get stuck with paying for subsidies to windfarms and solar panels, we get woked to death at every turn, we get abortion and euthanasia, we get COVID tyranny and discrimination.  We get rule by experts that none of us have ever heard of, and who are, in any case, seldom expert at anything except controlling us.  Oh, and we get mass immigration that has never, ever been debated on the hustings and for which nobody had a mandate.  We get the Voice, despite Albo’s getting only 31 per cent of the primary vote — about the same as the alt-parties combined. So, we get the Voice but we don’t have a voice… we now inhabit a world where our rights are reduced to nought and the values that we still cherish and which substantial majorities of our fellow citizens once did too, are now minority views scorned by loud voices across the system.  The duty to fight against the tyrannies that we have had foist upon us is more important than ever.  And the uphill battle has taken on a steepness that will be uncongenial to most of us”. Things look bad, but maybe start ‘turning up’. At least get out there and vote for the Lib Dems, One Nation, UAP, Freedom Party & etc. Let’s show Andrews and Guy that we don’t want either of them: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/10/the-duty-to-make-a-stand-and-fight/


06/10/2022: And you thought you could keep foxes (not to mention ‘the yellow peril’) out of Oz: https://phys.org/news/2022-09-pacific-ocean-world-supercontinent.html


06/10/2022: If they did it once then they likely did it twice: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/flashback-cia-sabotaged-soviet-pipeline-europe-1982-us-software-caused-massive-explosion-siberian-pipeline-seen-space/


05/10/2022: Outback Boats: A New Way to Travel to the Waitutu Lodge (and elsewhere): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN38JuNup8Y You can buy one of your own. Imagine the places you could go. I can think of many such here in Gippsland too but probably they are illegal here like most things: http://www.outbackboats.nz/ Can’t wait to get back to the South Coast Track myself. Next year Jerusalem! See Also: South Coast Track New Zealand



05/10/2022: A great business plan for the next gun amnesty: https://www.wktv.com/news/local/man-claims-he-was-paid-21-000-for-3d-printed-guns-at-new-york-ags/article_8e3be6fc-3eac-11ed-976b-7399515a1395.html


05/10/2022: A Compendium of Climate Lies: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1576596964447203330.html


05/10/2022: Thanks Dan: Another $600 million down the drain: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/10/victorias-white-elephant-covid-quarantine-camp-officially-granted-white-elephant-status.html 


04/10/2022: Do you think I was wrong in 2012 when I wrote this: “So, the Reserve Bank is still playing fast and loose with our money: as if Capital was so easy to come by - instead of taking a lifetime of hard work and saving. At current levels the reserve bank's rates barely (if at all) keep pace with inflation leaving savers with no income from their hard-earned money. On the other side of the ledger the punters who want to further leverage their outlandish Macmansions are encouraged to do so to the detriment of those who in the current real estate climate can't afford housing at all and have to continue to live with their parents and grandparents: I know several 'middle class' families of Sydneysiders (all hard workers) who are sharing three generation housing. Higher interest rates would advantage savers (including those saving for a home) and force the outrageous price of housing downwards. It would take probably twenty years of interest rates above 10% to force house prices down to the more modest American level. Question: Why does it cost several times more today to create a block of land and a house than it did thirty or fifty years ago? Where are the benefits to housing of productivity growth and labour saving machinery? In the 1950's, 60's and early 70's a father could afford to be the only wage earner and support a wife and two children whilst paying off a house and car. What happened to that Australian dream? Even though we have had reasonable income all our lives with both of us working and contributing, we have only managed to pay off a modest house (about half the value of a house in Sydney) and we built every bit of it with our own hands - even the bricks it is made from. The people running this economy are fools, swindlers or both!


04/10/2022: Perrottet gets worse and worse. Today he suggested draconian penalties against folk who (perfectly rightly) objected to racist ‘welcome to country’ nonsense at the footie. Let’s just have one country for all without any of this ‘race’ b------t, please! Somehow this has now been suppressed into a news item about maybe one person giving what might have been a Nazi salute and might just have been an awkward hand gesture too. Perrottet’s love of racism is just dreadful. First we have a divisive and frankly offensive flag replacing the NSW flag on the Harbour Bridge (as if someone else built that icon) then the news that he will be handing over all the land in National Parks to a certain race, now this threat to gaol or permanently ban anyone who objects to his racist politics. What next? White slavery anyone? As if this was not already the case when you consider the huge percentage of his beloved ‘folks of colour’ who are ‘welfare dependent’. Who is doing their work for them (or paying their land rates) then? (Of course the way immigration has been going it will be other ‘people of colour’). We must just have one country, equality of all, everyone standing on their own two feet, supporting themselves without any blame games or weak claims of victimhood.


04/10/2022: In case you wonder why the Left want us to move over to electronic voting systems…You should have little doubt who Google (or Goolag as you might prefer to call it) wants to win:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/biggest-victory-patriots-history-brazil-despite-massive-fraud/


04/10/2022:Lies, damned lies and statistics’. Imagine being able to completely explain away the fact that women outlive men by seven years: https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-find-that-men-have-a-high-probability-of-outliving-women/


03/10/2022: When life goes wrong: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-tale-of-richard-hoskins-a-life


03/10/2022: More Nigerian school-women rescued from terrorists: https://www.wnd.com/2022/09/schoolgirls-found-alive-8-years-notorious-kidnapping-case/


03/10/2022: We own the science; we own the truth – even if it is demonstrably wrong: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/10/we-own-the-science-brags-un-chief-who-works-with-google-to-suppress-climate-skeptics/


02/10/2022: Best strategies for longevity: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-09-older-adults-factors.html


02/10/2022: Beware: “The Voice is a move to create new constitutional entitlements by stealth. It would jettison the principle that, no matter when they or their ancestors arrived here, all Australians are equal. If it is successful, the real victims will be the majority of Australian voters who will find their country’s long-standing political commitment to egalitarianism and a fair go has been emasculated behind their back.” Giving away our National Parks and other public lands (now 60% of the country) is just creating a new hereditary ‘nobility’ this time based on supposed ‘race’ but which is not subject to the same laws as the rest of us, eg no need to pay rates or lose property because of unpaid rates. We have spent literally centuries getting rid of such evils:



02/10/2022: The green movement wants to take food production back to the Middle Ages (and population with it): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/29/climate-activists-attacking-fertiliser-use-food-mass-production/


02/10/2022: 140,000 clearly fake votes found in just one county in Arizona (a state which Trump ‘lost’ by <10,000 votes) is just the tip of the iceberg of voter fraud and a stolen election: https://uncoverdc.com/2022/09/27/jovan-hutton-pulitzer-election-day-ballots-may-have-been-inserted-in-maricopa-county/


01/10/2022: So, what’s ahead? “Half a generation of traumatic experiences will eventually make firm rules of monetary stability acceptable. This time round they will have to be strictly and consistently enforced. In most nations, it will be necessary to cut back the burdens of government, although international conflicts will impose unavoidable new costs. And it will require courageous politicians who permit as much competition in capital, labour and product markets as it takes to produce a rise in entrepreneurial creativity. Nonetheless, the core elements of the 1980s recovery—stable money, smaller government, freer markets—and the political courage to oppose particular interests will again have to become the policy priorities if the huge task ahead is to be resolved.” https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/09/the-arduous-path-back-to-stability-and-growth/


01/10/2022: NSW introduces apartheid. Horrifying. This nonsense (evil) must end: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/09/paying-the-rent-with-our-national-parks/


01/10/2022: Surely you just can’t vote for a mass murderer (Andrews) no matter how bad the opposition – but now there are other alternatives. (One Nation, Freedom Party, UAP, etc) The likes of Andrews are presiding over daily deaths from covid sometimes of hundreds of people due almost solely to their refusal to implement cheap sensible prevention and treatment options which others succeeded with. Compare the Daily Deaths – and think about who is responsible here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/ & https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/australia/


30/09/2022: Should we live a riskier existence – an interesting perspective: https://www.city-journal.org/bring-back-risk?utm_source=pocket_mylist


30/09/2022: At least Liz Truss is having a go at economic reform. It is a better direction anyway than ‘more socialism’ which seems to be the default position elsewhere: https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/trussonomics-revolutionises-the-tax-debt-growth-conversation-20220922-p5bk2h?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3T7qwzQhKTiklmlCYpFokFL61sySOlpAOHhcbQy9ySKJzElZGhTist55o#Echobox=1664080310


30/09/2022: The climate models are just so bad – you would not want to bet your hard-earned on them: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/climate-models-not-good-enough-to-invest-my-superannuation-in-says-modeler-prof-andy-pitman/


30/09/2022: This was a typical ‘first nations’ and victimhood scam: https://www.commonsense.news/p/the-great-canadian-mass-graves-hoax


29/09/2022: This is a profound and important essay. For example, “The self cannot bear such a heavy burden as creating its own happiness. Vitz pointed out that disengaging from institutional legacies reduces the sense of resilience, of drawing from the wisdom of the past, of being connected to others. It creates harm in attacking our respect for rational thought, in our understanding of objective reality, which ties in well with the critical theorists’ undermining of Western thought itself.” https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/09/the-psychologist-who-resisted-the-cultural-onslaught/


29/09/2022: What an evil witch this woman is. (Hopefully she is soon to be gone): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/09/ardern-tells-un-internet-freedom-is-a-weapon-of-war.html


29/09/2022: “In a unsettled world, countries which don’t have energy security don’t have any security at all”. Can I remind you that we import most of our transport fuel and that ‘reserves’ are only about three weeks. Small modular (nuclear) reactors make more strategic sense than big energy projects: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/as-underwater-gas-pipes-explode-ponder-that-a-third-of-uk-gas-comes-from-an-underwater-pipe/


29/09/2022: Meanwhile, Congratulations Australia you are already at ‘net zero’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2022/09/congratulations-australia-youre-already-at-net-zero/


28/09/2022: One Pacific island which is definitely not shrinking: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/new-island-discovered-in-pacific-ocean-after-tonga-underwater-volcano-eruption/news-story/2168f014f4b7f78efb2492f1b8a73cfa


28/09/2022: Someone blew up the two Nordstream gas pipeleines ensuring Europe will freeze this winter, but who? Could it really be Biden who threatened to do so: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/nordstream-gas-pipeline-apparently-sabotaged-explosions-and-three-huge-leaks/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/analysis-nord-stream-pipelines-sabotaged-one-country-benefits/


28/09/2022: The new Italian leader seems to be a breath of fresh air – likewise the new Swedish one. The times they are a’changing: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/giorgia-meloni-italy-without-roots-and-an-identity-you-are-a-slave-the-perfect-consumer/


28/09/2022: How China is destroying the West: https://dailycaller.com/2022/09/24/opinion-china-is-laughing-at-us-bastasch/


27/09/2022: It is not just our family of Joneses which arose from this Ely swamp: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65203


27/09/2022: Clearly people were right to be concerned about the MRNA vaccine. Its adverse effects have proved to be worse than any other medical treatment in history: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/we-should-stop-all-covid-vaccinations-says-uk-cardiac-surgeon-who-once-promoted-them/


27/09/2022: Lots of Russians clearly do not support Putin’s war on Ukraine: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/09/26/total-chaos-russian-mobilization-exodus-accelerates-amid-border-closure-rumors-a78894


27/09/2022: Hard to believe. Sad I can’t apply: https://chaninicholas.com/careers/


26/09/2022: Astonishing images from Jupiter: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11238745/NASAs-Juno-probe-snaps-stunning-photo-Jupiters-clouds-look-like-frosting-cupcake.html


26/09/2022: Who knew? “According to scientists measuring cumulative energy demand (CED), production of the average lithium-ion battery uses three times more electrical energy compared to a generic battery.” So, what happens when the grid collapses? https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/09/25/rafes-roundup-25-sept/


26/09/2022: The EU is the biggest economy in the world yet their fertilizer production is down 70%. We are going into a very lean time for the world’s food production: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/just-like-that-european-fertilizer-production-down-70/


25/09/2022: Very well done: https://www.fieldandstream.com/fishing/kayak-angler-catches-marlin-hawaii/


25/09/2022: Back from the dead: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/ancient-aphrodisiac-0017316


25/09/2022: Just when I got a new Knee: https://newatlas.com/medical/moximed-misha-shock-absorber-knee-implant/


25/09/2022: Two brothers who couldn’t be less alike. Your remember the rabid commie and anti-Semite Jeremy? Well here’s his brother Piers the climate sceptic:  https://www.zerohedge.com/weather/nothing-do-man-astrophysicist-says-climate-cultists-are-gravy-train-make-money


24/09/2022: It begins, maybe…Big news breaking in China: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rumors-of-military-coup-in-china-claim-xi-under-house-arrest/


24/09/2022: Just have to hope my wife, Della does not join Peta. Not much risk of that though I suspect: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/peta-calls-for-female-sex-strike-to-save-the-planet-from-storms-caused-by-steak-and-sausages/


24/09/2022: Can anything save Victoria? Guy has to go so that Dan can go too. Guy’s Libs are trailing Andrews’ Labor by 12% in the polls and the state has $170 billion of debt which we will have extreme difficulty financing in future. Don’t believe any spending promises. They will have to be broken. And unless something drastic is done we will run out of electricity and gas.: https://spectator.com.au/2022/09/victorian-politics-a-desolate-landscape/


24/09/2022: Our society cannot survive renewable energy – the wind droughts will kill it: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/09/22/not-enough-oats-in-the-european-power-supply/


24/09/2022: Wow! Covid vaccines have been shown to be 98 times worse than the disease itself in young adults: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/ethically-unjustifiable-new-harvard-johns-hopkins-study-found-covid-19-vaccines-98-times-worse-disease/


But doctors may not warn you: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/vaccine-news-is-so-good-that-california-state-bans-doctors-from-saying-what-they-think/


23/09/2022: How to scan and share old print photos with your phone. Maybe this is a solution? Get the App 'PhotoScan by Google Photos' from the Google Play Store. The App takes several photos of the original and puts them together, finds the edges corrects them & etc. Scan the photos during the daylight maybe on the verandah. You don't want reflected light from an overhead lamp etc. If you have a decent phone camera this will make a beautiful photo in seconds. You will probably have to save it to Google drive and share it from there eg by email. It works: https://www.google.com/photos/scan/


23/09/2022: Just a year ago really: Western civilization is sliding off the cliff, and most people in the western world aren't even aware of that…Do you think there's any chance of getting Taliban commanders to teach at West Point? It might be a nice change of pace for cadets to learn from someone who actually won a war.” https://www.steynonline.com/12726/dead-superpower-walking


23/09/2022: Maybe we can do something to destroy the green blob after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/winning-antitrust-laws-slow-down-the-climate-plans-of-monster-cartel-of-un-and-global-bankers/


23/09/2022: Without science and engineering we are just children playing with someone else’s toys: https://americanmind.org/features/florida-versus-davos/five-myths-about-china/


22/09/2022: More Michael Faradays please: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-faraday-is-worth-1-000-faucis-science-electricity-computer-dynamo-equity-fairness-stem-pandemic-pew-trust-experts-11663505143?st=p1602fxqywwa5gr&reflink=article_email_share


22/09/2022: And it isn’t just Merkel who is a commie shill. Most of our Western leaders have taken the thirty pieces of silver: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/angela-merkel-kgb-asset/


22/09/2022: I hope the past year’s imbroglio in Ukraine is not akin to the Phoney War at the beginning of WW2. Putin’s escalation today gives a strong hint that things are about to get much nastier. 300,000 more people to become ‘cannon fodder’ perhaps. War is very difficult to understand. Most of the individuals involved on both sides would rather be enjoying a barbecue and a few glasses of beer with those on the other side if only the megalomania of their nation’s leaders did not get in the way: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/world-leaders-react-to-vladimir-putins-latest-chilling-speech-on-ukraine-conflict/news-story/fd96338e0a1dcc21850479066f452301


22/09/2022: Europe detransitions – and about time too: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/09/europe-detransitions/


Meanwhile, good news from the US: https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/valencia-prime-philadelphia-drag-queen-dies-performance-rcna47893


21/09/2022: Remember when this guy used to be one of them – he has certainly ‘seen the light’: https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/why-progressives-undermine-civilization?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email


21/09/2022: Things have got bad under Biden – don’t expect better under Albanese: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/greatest-loss-of-household-wealth-in-history/


21/09/2022: It’s not just me who is opposed to the sexualisation of children it seems. What is going on here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/gays-groomers-permanently-deplatformed-paypal-venmo/


21/09/2022: ‘I honour my God; I serve the Queen; I salute the flag.’ We recited this every morning during school assembly. Though I have never been a theist, I do not think it was a bad thing – but alas, it will never be repeated by our children again. Farewell Your Majesty.


And good luck with that republic Albo – maybe you should have consulted your own members first: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/09/roy-morgan-poll-huge-increase-in-support-for-the-monarchy-from-labor-voters.html


18/09/2022: Thanks Liz & goodbye to net zero. Fracking here we come: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/netzero-takes-a-hit-in-the-uk-fracking-is-on-and-could-eclipse-north-sea-gas/


18/09/2022: Well said Rafe, “Humanity has a destiny out amongst the stars, but we will not reach them if we allow ourselves to be crushed by this secret society of evil, inbred, globalist conspirator families who have been plotting and working towards the destruction of our nations and our enslavement for centuries. We can win this war of elites versus commoners, but only if everyone who knows these truths speaks out in every way possible to awaken those who remain oblivious to it all.”  https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/09/17/what-is-happening-and-why/


18/09/2022: When communists engage in this level of cover up you know there is much more to hide (Christo would have been proud) – I wonder what the real GDP is, for example. Remember when the USSR was a super-power yet when it collapsed it was revealed to have a GDP the size of Portugal? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/eco-green-china-is-sprayed-from-a-bottle/

18/09/2022: Trump may be the second most popular public figure on the planet after Queen Elizabeth – but I notice there have been conservative victories in Italy and Sweden lately. Liz Truss in the UK seems to be an improvement too, so the tide may be turning: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/president-trump-speak-youngstown-ohio-700-pm-eastern-supporters-camp-hours/

18/09/2022: The Best Five Backpacking Blogs. Of course we were delighted to have our humble blog chosen  to be amongst the best in the world in this comprehensive survey. Feedspot's Best Ultralight Backpacking Blogs. Thank you to Anuj and his staff for their endorsement.

It has been a lot of hard work and is all the more extraordinary in that it is not a commercial site and is pretty much all my own work (with a lot of help and support from Della, my wonderful wife of fifty years. Currently this post is post Number 1573 on our site – millions of words.

I admit my posting has slowed down a bit of late due equally to indifferent health, the demands of other work, the fact that I do not simply publicise every ‘new’ product which comes along whether I like it our not but chose to talk about only those which I like and which I think make a useful contribution to the goals of ‘ultralight’ – but more than anything to the fact that so many of my posts are about my own doings and inventions – and this takes time. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/09/17/best-five-backpacking-blogs/


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17/09/2022: NASA finds organic matter ‘treasure’ on Mars: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nasa-rover-finds-organic-matter-treasure-on-mars/


17/09/2022: Viv Forbes (and Geoffrey Chaucer) is so right we are ruled by  ‘Parliaments of Fools’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/09/our-mate-viv-forbes-on-a-nation-ruled-by-fools.html


17/09/2022: Who’s the king of the castle now? Watch out, the Indians are coming: https://www.thestreet.com/technology/bezos-is-about-to-lose-title-of-worlds-second-richest-man


17/09/2022: Big Brother never had mind control as powerful as the mobile phone and Tik Tok: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/the-worlds-biggest-stealth-propaganda-operation-is-conditioning-your-child-through-their-phone/


16/09/2022: Can anyone tell me what is going on here? I had always believed there was no such thing as a free lunch, but this certainly looks like it. There are lots of these devices. I assume the magnet would ‘go flat’ after a while? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL-7pm__HXk

16/09/2022: Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore explains how the environment movement was hijacked: https://www.climatedepot.com/2022/09/08/prominent-scientist-dr-patrick-moore-backs-up-claim-that-there-is-no-climate-emergency/ On temperature change, Moore asserts that “the world has been warming since about the year 1700, 150 years before we were using fossil fuels..1700 was the peak of the Little Ice Age, which was very cold and caused crop failures and starvation…Before that, around 1000 A.D. was the Medieval Warm period when Vikings farmed Greenland…[And] before that, around 500 A.D. were the Dark Ages, and before that, the Roman Warm Period when it was warmer than today, and the sea level was 1–2 meters higher than today.”

16/09/2022: Tyranny in America has gone just too far (and we have seen the same things creeping in here too). De Santis has an intelligent response: https://nypost.com/2022/09/14/facebook-spied-on-private-messages-of-americans-who-questioned-2020-election/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/political-purges-in-america-fbi-intimidation-but-hope-against-woke-rises-in-florida/


15/09/2022: Are people finally starting to catch on to the fact that electric vehicles are a terrible idea? https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/09/down-with-electric-vehicles.php

“If every country achieved its stated ambitious electric-vehicle targets by 2030, the world would save 231 million tons of CO2 emissions. Plugging these savings into the standard United Nations Climate Panel model, that comes to a reduction of 0.0002 degree Fahrenheit by the end of the century.”


15/09/2022: This 31,000 year old amputee’s finding shatters so many notions about the past: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/earliest-amputee-borneo-0017238 


15/09/2022: The case for recriminalisation: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-09-09/lgbtqc-groomer-roundup-one-fifth-gen-z-now-queer-entire-2nd-grade-class


15/09/2022: And you thought you had a problem being white: https://news.yahoo.com/albino-hunters-accused-kidnapping-butchering-081821692.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jaXRpemVuZnJlZXByZXNzLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKHZ1e1ri7aa-AVTEM4An4qAGzRucvLkR64eEEQoq59zygh9vzKWyuatWwaIJK4-PE0UN7FWF7hf8PWi2Wx8v7Hds0NBSlqA7eaOvDHNru7UuHKw95mfg8d0ZYTwyNYpHrc6XVMANco0RMCB2pRVT8fDLkQ2l8DSKFob9-QaR358


14/09/2022: ‘Rings of Power’: We watched the first two episodes last night and found them surprisingly good (with some misgivings admittedly). I really like Galadriel. The visual feast, especially the NZ scenery is a delight: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7631058/


14/09/2022: Is there a serial killer loose in the UK? First Mountbatten was killed, then Diana, now the Queen (not to mention Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Prince Phillip…). I think we are beginning to see a pattern here. Is Camilla the culprit – more likely Megan? Just a (tasteless) BTW: Don’t they have fridges in the UK?


14/09/2022: Good news indeed – we have needed to do this for a long, long time: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/09/good-news-out-of-canada/


14/09/2022: The Ukrainian counter-offensive is at least a propaganda victory so far: https://www.the-sun.com/news/6211083/russian-troops-surrendering-ukraine-helicopter-blasts-targets/


13/09/2022: I think this is a fair point, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” And that the current ‘energy crisis’ and ‘energy transformation’ will prove the point. I suspect we will have a military takeover of Australia within the next decade, and likely much worse elsewhere: https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/09/finnish-economist-i-am-telling-you-people-that-the-situation-in-europe-is-much-worse-than-many-understand/


13/09/2022: 200 years since Britain banned it there are still 50 million people living in slavery: https://www.barrons.com/news/50-million-people-stuck-in-modern-slavery-un-01662966307


13/09/2022: I would not have believed it but maybe the Russians bit off more than they could chew in Ukraine: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fpolicy%2Fdefense-national-security%2Fafter-200-days-of-war-the-tide-has-turned-in-ukraines-favor


13/09/2022: We must save the Great Nullarbor Coral Reef: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/corals-covered-australian-desert-maybe-they-will-grow-back-if-we-screw-in-the-right-light-globe/


12/09/2022: Just when I had a knee replacement they come up with a better option: https://scitechdaily.com/fixing-knee-pain-new-cartilage-substitute-is-better-than-the-real-thing/


12/09/2022: If there really are 70,000+ deaths from covid vaccines it ought to be investigated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/group-doctors-scientists-professionals-34-countries-declare-international-medical-crisis-due-diseases-deaths-caused-covid-19-vaccines/


12/09/2022: The joys of electric car ownership: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/09/16-reasons-why-you-need-to-buy-an-electric-car/


12/09/2022: On the Pakistan floods, It’s the weather, stupid! UN Chief and pagan witch-doctor Guterres “we are heading into a disaster…we have waged war on nature, and nature is striking back, and striking back in a devastating way.” Such people should grow up and get a real job: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/nature-is-striking-back-fake-saint-guterres-exploits-pakistans-pain-to-sell-his-climate-religion-and-ask-for-money/


11/09/2022: Electricity prices in the UK are already so high that it costs more to re-fuel an electric car than a hydrocarbon one. When you consider the huge subsidies given to ‘renewables’ and the fact that there is also a 90% tax on diesel/petrol etc, such a technology is just not sustainable – especially now that we know that hydrocarbon fuels are largely abiotic and will never run out and that CO2 does not cause any ‘climate change’ and any increase in its atmospheric content is enormously beneficial. Let’s frack! https://justthenews.com/world/europe/british-prime-minister-truss-lifts-fracking-ban-amid-energy-crisis?utm_source=justthenews.com&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=external-news-aggregators


11/09/2022: A big step forward towards sustained fusion in Korea: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/09/south-korea-fusion-breakthrough-20s-100-million-degree-fusion-plasma-with-no-instability/


11/09/2022: Why ‘personality tests’ are bunkum: https://iai.tv/articles/the-truth-about-the-myersbriggs-personality-test-auid-2235?_auid=2020


11/09/2022: Leave the kids alone for goodness’ sake: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/popular-preschool-animated-series-peppa-pig-introduces-lesbian-polar-bear-couple/


10/09/2022: Icebreaker’s merino wool caps are the best, and they are on special right now. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/09/08/best-deer-hunters-cap-best-ultralight-cap/



10/09/2022: What a piece of s—t Adam Bandt (and the Greens) is/are. Hopefully we shall soon see the last of them: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/greens-leader-slammed-over-queen-elizabeth-ii-tweet/news-story/2bb699604360612e86f76240796459dd


10/09/2022: Turns out the movement of heat outwards along the meridians is the largest driver of climate change and that ‘greenhouse gases’ have almost nothing to do with it: “Opposite to what is generally believed, when less energy is transported poleward the planet gets warmer. The planet warmed after 1850 due to a reduction in MT, followed by the increase in GHGs since the mid-20th century. While global warming is likely to continue over most of the 21st century, the rate is unlikely to increase, and might even decrease, disproving nearly every climate projection. Recent warming appears to be multicausal, caused by changes in solar activity and MT, besides GHGs. It is thus very unlikely that the decarbonization of the economy will have any significant effect on climate, although it could have a great effect on the transfer of wealth from some agents in the global economy to others, even if its total effect on wealth creation is negative.” Canute imitators are going to make us very poor however: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/04/the-sun-climate-effect-the-winter-gatekeeper-hypothesis-vi-meridional-transport-is-the-main-climate-change-driver/

10/09/2022: I think Tucker nails it here, “The British Empire was not perfect, but it was far more humane than any other ever. It’s gone now, barely even remembered. Queen Elizabeth II was the last living link to a truly Great Britain.

When the U.S. government withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years, we left behind airstrips, shipping containers and guns. When the British pulled out of India, they left behind an entire civilization, a language, a legal system, schools, churches and public buildings, all of which are still in use today.

The British did give the world the Magna Carta and habeas corpus and free speech. They helped end the transatlantic slave trade, as well as the ritual murder of widows in India. The British Empire spread Protestant Christianity to the entire world. It published some of the greatest literature ever written and produced the finest manufactured goods ever made anywhere at any time, including now.”  — Tucker Carlson https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/the-queen/

09/09/2022: Farewell you great lady, Lillibet. The very last Seekers’ song just released (for Judith’s memorial) is a fitting tribute I think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwhXSsjHz3k


09/09/2022: Who knew? The earliest boomerang was found in Poland: https://www.nature.com/articles/329436a0


09/09/2022: The (new) green solution to being cold – so much better than oil, gas and coal (presumably a bad translation - original is behind a paywall): https://news-universe.com/2022/09/07/europe-is-sacrificing-its-ancient-forests-for-energy/


09/09/2022: Having fun at the expense of the new Puritans: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/09/dont-eat-the-bugs/


08/09/2022: 10 More Environmentally Friendly Alternatives To Using Electricity: https://babylonbee.com/news/10-more-environmentally-friendly-alternatives-to-using-electricity


08/09/2022: Nigel Farage, Britain’s next PM – you can only hope: https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/nigel-farage-cowardly-conservatives-are-letting-the-marxist-woke-mob-destroy-our-free-speech-now-its-time-to-take-a-stand/news-story/ec2ee72fa158d346414edaaf2ee9e247


08/09/2022: Peter Smith is absolutely right: Labor and the Greens’ ‘Renewable Energy Plans’ are just insane. Read why – and weep: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/09/some-ohm-truths-about-the-great-green-fantasy/


08/09/2022: One big step to fight dementia: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2022/09/06/step-count-dementia-risk-study/5831662487084/


07/09/2022: Just what I need: Robo-bug: A rechargeable, remote-controllable cyborg cockroach: https://techxplore.com/news/2022-09-robo-bug-rechargeable-remote-controllable-cyborg-cockroach.html


07/09/2022: One step closer to growing humans in a test-tube – but won’t we be replaced by AI soon anyway: https://theconversation.com/worlds-first-synthetic-embryo-why-this-research-is-more-important-than-you-think-188217


07/09/2022: The limbo rock of universities: Just how low can ‘university education’ go? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/09/melbourne-uni-course-certificate-in-how-to-run-aboriginal-welcome-ceremony.html


07/09/2022: The price of lithium has risen 289% this year alone. https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/lithium It has gone up from US$2000 a tonne in 2002 to over US$75,000 a tonne in July 2022 mainly fueled just by its (relatively small) demand in consumer electronics. It is rapidly becoming a ‘precious metal: Silver is $800,000 per tonne, copper $33,999, Nickel $21,000, Lead $2200 whilst Iron is $109! Such rises occur because things are rare and their production cannot be ramped up. Estimates are that it would take over 9,000 years to mine enough lithium (supposing deposits existed) to transform the world’s hydrocarbon cars into electric cars - but as they would need to be replaced again approximately ten years later this 9,000 years of effort would have to be reproduced again in ten years. Yet some countries are mandating electric cars in less than ten years time. Does anyone see how this is either sane or possible? I think this is akin to the C17th Dutch ‘tulip bubble’ and is mainly a vehicle for the rich to get even richer at our expense.


06/09/2022: An AI won an art competition – what’s next? https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/09/03/an-ai-program-won-an-art-competition-does-it-matter-n494347


06/09/2022: Just an accident of history that the world was saved for democracy – in reality few people value freedom – as we still see today: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/check-out-this-polling-data-on-wwii/


In contrast we have at least some good news out of Chile: https://www.axios.com/2022/09/05/chile-constitution-referedum-results-reject-rights Hopefully Aussies will be sensible enough to reject ‘The Voice’ outright.


06/09/2022: I think this is good news but I am fearful of having the test – meanwhile I reel from the bad news this morning that one of my cousins has succumbed to this awful blight: https://scitechdaily.com/new-device-can-detect-alzheimers-17-years-in-advance/


06/09/2022: Just another of the contradictions of green policies: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/china_enslaving_uyghur_muslims_to_produce_the_solar_panels_we_import


06/09/2022: Something I did not know: Oil is a renewable resource. Many people do not realise that old oil and gas fields refill (or recharge) over time because much ‘fossil fuel’ is produced by abiotic natural processes within the earth – and will therefore never run out: https://www.educate-yourself.org/cn/oilfieldsrefilling10apr05.shtml & https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Are-Oil-Wells-Recharging-Themselves.html


Nothing in the renewable world will work without hydrocarbons: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/09/05/abundant-abiotic-hydrocarbons-and-useful-idiots/


05/09/2022: Camp chairs have been a thing for a long time: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65004


05/09/2022: Green child Abuse. Thank you Neil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QnmuAmOgRA


05/09/2022: The ultimate horror movie: A ubiquitous digital panopticon. The greatest tyranny of all time is already being installed. Be very afraid: https://richardsonpost.com/harryrichardson/28340/the-scariest-movie-i-have-ever-seen/


05/09/2022: This was a common occurrence in 1929 as the magic bubble burst and a sense of reality re-established itself. Today the world is sitting on the biggest economic bubble in recent history with most of the US dollars ever printed having been in just the last handful of years: https://www.wnd.com/2022/09/bed-bath-beyond-executive-jumps-death-nycs-jenga-building/


04/09/2022: Kim Beazley Snr. in 1970: ‘When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class. But as I look about me now, all I see are the dregs of the middle class. When will you middle-class perverts stop using the Labor Party as a cultural spittoon?’ For many years now this has been my view exactly. I remember a night at an ALP meeting in Bendigo in just such a gentleman’s house (ie the ‘cream of the working class’) when I began to separate myself from it too, perceiving how the new political class who had never worked with their hands (or minds) to make themselves (or others) better disdained his modest achievements, disdained his working for one’s and society’s betterment - and offered simply redistribution and Government control as the only worthwhile goal. Today’s ALP is way Left of where the Communist Party of Australia was as I grew up. The Greens are even more evilly Left of them, perhaps even left of Mao & Pol Pot in that they would see most of humanity gone. Meanwhile the Chinese Communist Party is way to the Right of the ALP – I fear even to the right of today’s Liberal Party! Where can a working class Conservative’s vote go? Perhaps the Liberal Democrats?

04/09/2022: Just imagine that: corals have been surviving worse things for countless millions of years: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/its-almost-like-corals-have-been-doing-this-for-millions-of-years-90-bleached-but-recovered-in-just-two-years/

04/09/2022: With a 92% efficacy against death from covid the ban of ivermectin ought to be viewed as a crime against humanity. Dan and like demagogues should be tried and hanged for this crime: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/people-need-held-accountable-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-attacks-biden-regime-blocking-life-saving-treatment-ivermectin-covid-19/

04/09/2022: “If only Europe had an energy policy that wasn’t designed by teenage girls.” – and the rest of us! Why is it that (young) women are so susceptible to the doubtful allures of socialism. Women used to be more sensible, surely: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/russia-turns-off-the-tap-indefinitely/

03/09/2022: Edwardian Britain in colour – there is a series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtW1lqKeNjY

03/09/2022: If you can’t afford a boat, how about a giant pumpkin: https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/crop-production/squash-record-nebraska-pumpkin-grower-paddles-846-lb-pumpkin-missouri

03/09/2022: It’s not about Right and Left … It’s about Right and Wrong. No. I don’t think Greens should be allowed to kill eagles to ‘save the planet’. This is the My Lai solution: https://the-pipeline.org/killing-the-eagles-with-climate-change-malice-aforethought/

03/09/2022: If this is how bad things have to get to ‘save the world’ imagine what would happen if people realised it was all b-----t: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/energy-pain-the-richest-countries-in-the-world-may-not-eat-hot-meals-people-start-burning-their-bills-in-the-street/

02/09/2022: Best Tarp Seam Stitch: If you are joining ultralight waterproof material such as Membrane Silpoly as I am just now to make a new version of my 7 x 7 Poncho Multi Tarp this stitch seems to work better than anything I have ever come across before. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/09/02/best-tarp-seam-stitch/

02/09/2022: Malcolm Roberts takes aim at the cost of the green madness: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/26/aussie-senator-malcolm-roberts-slams-false-net-zero-inflation-claims/

02/09/2022: The world needs ditchdiggers, too: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/37958-A-Living-Wage.html#extended

02/09/2022: Longtermism – another interesting ‘philosophy’ which ‘reasons’ that someone else’s rights are more important than your own. You will be hearing more about this. Is this actually any different from communism: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/why-effective-altruists-fear-the-ai-apocalypse/ar-AA11hiIN


01/09/2022: You think it won’t happen here? Inflation over 20% in the UK. You voted for it – or at least about 30% of us did: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-inflation-could-top-22-114231529.html & https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/how-name-god-shocked-europeans-post-astronomical-energy-bills-terrifying-winter-approaches

01/09/2022: First California mandates all cars be electric by 2035 then bans charging them because of a shortage of electricity. This used to be called ‘planning’: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2022/08/31/california-warns-here-come-the-blackouts-dont-charge-your-car-n1625210

31/08/2022: Problems charging your EV. You will note (RACV figures) that the cheapest and simplest option will see your car plug in for nearly 12 hours drawing an additional 2.4-3.7 kW per hour, or with additional wiring you can charge at 7kW per hour for 6 hours or even 22kW per hour for 2 hours. All of you will see immediately that whichever way you cut it you will be using over 40 Kw more electricity per day to charge your EV. Our electricity bill tells me that the average household consumption (at present) is 10 kW (I person household and 16 kw (2 & etc) so charging an EV is an enormous increase in household electricity consumption (2-4 times at least!) that has to be produced basically from ‘thin air! Is this the greatest ‘pea and shell’ game you ever saw? An all of this electricity will have to be provided at night (when there is no solar)! https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/electric-vehicles/charging/ev-home-charge

31/08/2022: Posted this in 2017. Nothing about it has changed; indeed the situation has only got worse: Understand this: Government is force; it is not charity, avuncular, earth mother. Its role is not to succour and support. It is to control and defend. To think otherwise is perversion. This is our prime duty: ‘Support yourself’. Crying out to Government for ‘support’ is always babyish - just some ghastly selfish theft, an insisting that one’s fellow men and women ought support you because you won’t support yourself. Whence comes this ‘owing’, this ‘debt’? I can understand it in relation to care for the elderly (perhaps) as they (surely?) can be expected to have spent a lifetime working, maybe building up some ‘social credit’ (but might they not also have been expected to have put away a little for a rainy day – for just such a certain eventuality as old age)? But the great majority of those who clamour for ‘support’ just want to suck at the public teat because it is there and it is easy, while ‘work’ is a four letter word best not discussed. They are ‘owed’ nothing. A debt presumes a corresponding credit - which they have not built up. Indeed the ‘great’ dependent unwashed clamourers have it the wrong way around: having been raised on a lifetime diet of dependency, eg free education, health care, welfare, public housing, all sorts of publicly provided services and checks and balances, law and order, defence, museums, public transport…the list is almost endless…they have a debt to repay: eg by service to their society: by joining our defence forces, working for the dole, caring for the disabled, child minding, cleaning working folks’ homes, or etc…They have already been well paid for doing nought! Our dusky brethren who clamour for more are the least deserving in this line-up. ‘They’ have enjoyed better than two and a quarter centuries of dependency, of living off the public teat. Way past time they started paying off that debt, instead of shrieking for more!

31/08/2022: The death stats are interesting: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/death-stats-for-israel-are-not-good/  & https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/excess-deaths-rise-in-germany-too-peaking-in-the-same-months-medical-experiments-peak/

31/08/2022: Still enormous doubt over who’s winning or losing in the Ukraine: https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2022/08/29/russians-its-true-the-ukrainian-counteroffensive-in-kherson-has-begun-n493130

30/08/2022: Must Watch - Neil Oliver continues to call the elites out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTA90R9FMoQ

30/08/2022: Gone are the days when you could just slip a new engine in with a morning’s work  and at a cost of a couple of day’s wages (as I did with my Subies for over thirty years). A new EV battery will cost you more than you normally pay for a new car: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/29000-to-replace-batteries-in-chevy-volt-thanks-obama/

30/08/2022: Progress. Instead of growing food they will make this stuff out of food. The people who used to eat the food will just have to adapt to going without. Dieting is good for you, right?  https://www.producer.com/news/renewable-diesel-poised-to-overtake-biodiesel/

30/08/2022: Is there another way? I doubt this woman’s views would go down well with the current push to create ever more crèches (al la 1984?): https://americanmind.org/features/rule-not-by-lies/lean-out/?utm_source=pocket_mylist

29/08/2022: 7 x 7 Poncho Multi Tarp: This is an addendum to the post Secrets of Shelter. I know some of you just didn't believe my claims about the 7' x 7' tarp so I dug out my old one for a bit of a photo shoot. This 7' x 7' tarp can be used as a ground or hammock shelter or as a poncho - and weighs just over 120 grams. Read more: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/08/28/7-x-7-poncho-multi-tarp/

29/08/2022: I know Paul Keating said the same many years ago but “Hard-Working Plumber Looking Forward To Paying For His Neighbor’s Gender Studies Degree”. Another Greens (commie) policy of course like freezing rents for two years. Duh: https://babylonbee.com/news/hard-working-plumber-looking-forward-to-paying-his-for-his-neighbors-gender-studies-degree

29/08/2022: “The future belongs to the people who show up, as they say. It seems doubtful that will be the greenies.” https://nypost.com/2022/08/26/a-new-devil-of-a-problem-for-planet-earth-vanishing-humans/

29/08/2022: Modern warfare has become more and more like a video game. I know it has always been horrific but some of this technology seems to give soldiers very little chance: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/videos-ground-war-ukraine-ukraine-attacks-thwarted/

28/08/2022: Remember ‘The Precautionary Principle’ which the Left trots out when they don’t want to do something (however sensible)? In one sense it has something going for it – we should not launch into a major change unless it can be proven that it will work! A ‘trial’ or a ‘prototype should be adopted first and its results assessed soberly. This was done before we adopted electrification (believe it or not). Cost Edison big time. But where is the trial, the proven prototype of Net Zero? Where is the island or even a country town which has already been set up and running that way for a decade or two – to prove the concept? ‘Nowhere,’ is the answer. Neither Flinders Island nor the Bahamas nor anywhere else. It just won’t work. That’s why. Every engineer in the world knows this. We are in for hard times indeed when the s—t hits the fan: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/25/you-can-be-sure-that-net-zero-carbon-emissions-from-electricity-generation-will-never-be-achieved-heres-why/

28/08/2022: ‘We the people’ – what a great leader of the free world Ronald Reagan was. We the people desperately need new conservative leaders like him, indeed a new conservatism before there is nothing left to conserve. Make the time to listen to this farewell speech, one of his finest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjECSv8KFN4&t=763s

28/08/2022: If the recent floods did not topple Xi maybe the current drought will? Anyway, something must: https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/the-extreme-heatwave-wreaking-havoc-across-china/

28/08/2022: Tell me why all this ought not be utterly illegal: https://thepostmillennial.com/trans-parents-of-10-year-old-trans-model-plan-for-minors-gender-surgeries-at-age-16

27/08/2022: Secrets of Shelter: I deem that shelter is the most important primary need which you can supply yourself. You certainly must master the secrets of shelter.

No doubt all of you have heard about Maslow's 'hierarchy of needs'. You will (perhaps) note that amongst the four 'physiological' needs he lists is 'Homeostasis', ie being able to maintain a constant temperature, something you may take for granted being a mammal - but that only means you have not been put to the test! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/08/26/secrets-of-shelter/

27/08/2022: Why we have biosecurity – this is how a rabid fox behaves. Della and I both had our rabies shots before we went to Nepal (where it is endemic) – and you thought I was anti-vax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFdIoCqtH1o

27/08/2022: Is there anything more you need to know about ‘The Voice’ than that Jacinta Price and Warren Mundine are against it and Malcolm Turnbull is in favour: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/woke_elites_racially_abuse_warren_mundine_for_opposing_the_voice

27/08/2022: Sound planning- maybe we should just wait 29,000 years?  To make enough wind turbines, solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles to replace fossil fuels for (just) 20 years, the world would need just under one billion tonnes of nickel.

In 2019, the world only mined 2.4 million tonnes of nickel – meaning it would take around 400 years to produce enough to go net zero at current rates of production.

The same situation faces copper miners.

To replace fossil fuels with renewables, the world would need over 4.5 billion tonnes of copper.

But again, the world only mined 24 million tonnes of copper in 2019 - meaning it would take 189 years to produce enough copper to go net zero at current rates of production.

The situation gets even more dire when it comes to lithium, cobalt and rare earth metals.

It would take 9920 years to produce enough lithium to go net zero at current rates of production.

It would take 1733 years to produce enough cobalt to go net zero – most of which would come from Chinese-owned, child mines in the Congo.

In fact, for germanium - a very rare but very important element required for renewable energy technologies – it would take over 29,000 years to produce enough germanium required to go net zero.

So, going "green" will require the biggest mining boom in history.”and the Greens will be in favour of that, won’t they? https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/it_will_take_400_years_to_produce_enough_nickel_to_run_the_world_on_renewable_energy

26/08/2022: The Disappearance of Delicious Edible Apples. The fresh food situation has always been worse in country areas for some reason. Unless you have your own fresh produce what is available in the (few) supermarkets always seems to be sourced from the same wholesaler (I assume) and generally is about the standard of stock food. Often poor quality stock food at that. Apples, my favourite daily fruit, is a case in point. None of the supermarkets seems able to present the fresh apples in a chiller so that even if they had been top quality before, after a day or so of sitting on a warm shelf being picked over by customers they are just about inedible. I usually try to get around this by shopping for them in the mornings just after they have restocked the shelves and I try to pick from the bottom layer. In the past this usually got me a handful of edible apples – but no more. For the last several months the apples have been parlous. They appear to have been tumbled in a cement mixer. The extent of the bruising means that just about none of the apple is edible. Does anyone have a solution?

26/08/2022: Must get one of these for Della: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-perfect-gift-for-your-hot-conservative-wife/

26/08/2022: Here’s the result of California’s announcement it will ban real cars from 2035: https://babylonbee.com/news/texas-builds-600-miles-of-border-wall-using-u-haul-trucks-from-california

26/08/2022: Dire: Macron warns that the world as we knew it has ended. We certainly have a big fight on our hands to preserve our freedom and lifestyle: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/macron-warns-end-abundance-carefree-time/

25/08/2022: Wonnangatta Murders: So, police claim to have ‘further evidence’ against Lynn but neither he, his lawyer Dermot Dan (whom I know) nor the public knows what it is after nearly a year since he was arrested which frankly is not good enough. The alleged ‘firearms evidence’ is tantalising. Apparently we will have to wait until January to learn more. Terrible. Meanwhile a presumed innocent man (like Pell) is in gaol. I strongly suspect that they still don’t have enough to actually charge this bloke (who may indeed be the culprit, I admit). The fact that they have been unwilling to provide his barrister with the surveillance material or the ballistics’ evidence (after nearly twelve months – evidence which they ought to have had before they arrested him), indicates to me that there is nothing there. I suspect the ballistics will come down to some spent shells near the campsite (where we know Lynn camped as he came forward to admit that years ago) which came from his gun. Most hunters have left a spent shell or two lying around having used the opportunity of being up the bush by themselves to sight in their firearm. I suspect this is the ‘explanation’ the magistrate hints at. As I have said before, Lynn clearly did not admit anything about a crime to police. All police have is some bodies found along/near a route Lynn (and hundreds of others) might have used – but no forensics. They still clearly do not have the trailer, the drone or the phones. I suspect they will eventually be letting this guy go. His wife seems to believe him innocent at any rate which I think is quite telling. I feel she would have abandoned him if he had committed such a vile crime (unless she was involved – she has not been charged with anything): https://www.9news.com.au/national/greg-lynn-man-accused-of-killing-two-victorian-campers-back-in-court/73da5614-359a-40b2-b111-ea196b85df45

25/08/2022: 1971 was the crucial year when everything started to go wrong. Until then I could buy quite a nice house in Sydney or Newcastle (where I lived) for less than annual take-home pay of a labourer (and at an under 4% mortgage rate with zero inflation or unemployment) and simply didn’t ‘need’ to do so. Also up to then we made everything we needed right here in Australia. We were a highly skilled country and invested wisely in those skills eg through the apprenticeship system. Since then we have thrown away all our skills, manufacturing and independence and invested hugely in so-called education so that now the ‘average’ person has a university degree whose meaning is so little they might as well print them on the back of corn flakes packets. Both of us became teachers when we were selected from less than the top 1% of scholars and practiced our craft for many years, so we really do know that the ‘average’ person did not master the analytical and reasoning skills which were necessary for university education in the 1960s and before. But back to the money supply issue. I can remember being astonished (dining with a couple of teaching colleagues in 1971) that they were edging each other on about how much they were paying for their ‘new’ houses. I recall stopping them and saying something like, surely you meant to say how little you have paid for them? If you and everyone else gets into a bidding competition such as you seem to be so proud of, after a while you will all beggar each other and everyone else. I have been proven correct long since. We must have a massive deflation (yes going back to the ‘gold standard for example) which will ‘crash’ the economy I know and force people back into real work instead of the pretend meeting/agenda driven and warm inner glow nonsense that passes for work nowadays. I can’t buy a decent apple (or most quality foodstuffs) because (apparently) there is no-one to pick the fruit/veggies even though we have literally millions on unemployment or some other absurd ‘benefit’ (disability, single parent etc or public ‘service’ job - what a sick joke that is). We may begin to starve even here in Australia because of this (and various absurd ‘green dream and other socialist experiments). Certainly we will be shivering in the dark next winter. It is quite clear to me that even if we largely escape starvation (because we began with 75% pf our produce exported) millions (nay, billions) will not be so lucky. We are witnessing the greens’ depopulation plan in action. They have been telling us since around 1971 – ‘Club of Rome’ etc) – that we need to drastically reduce the world population ‘for the good of the planet’ whatever that is supposed to mean. The vile excuses for evil folks come up with! Before they came up with such garbage it was an accepted fact that the most important thing in the universe was the individual human soul, but folks who make pyramids of human skulls by the multiple millions as the Left are wont to do care, nothing about such niceties. Real science, agriculture and capitalism have enabled the world to feed and provide well for all the folks on earth and any reasonable increase thereof, but 2023 is going to see a reduction in that population because there is not ‘enough’ - though there will still be plenty for the ‘elites’, mark my words: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/weve-been-leading-up-to-this-corruption-crisis-since-1971/

24/08/2022: Japan ‘strikes the right balance’: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/japan-wants-young-adults-drink-more-save-alcohol-industry

24/08/2022: Do you still remember when churches never burned down – or had ‘faulty wiring’ problems? I certainly do. Here in Melbourne we have many churches going up every year with this problem too. It needs looking at: https://pjmedia.com/columns/raymond-ibrahim/2022/08/21/faulty-wiring-burns-more-churches-kills-41-more-christians-n1622806

24/08/2022: A weird world our WEF masters want us to live in. I’m glad I won’t be around to see it: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/world-economic-forum-recommends-humans-become-cyborgs-implant-brain-chips-solid-rational-reasons-children-microchipped/

24/08/2022: A big ‘Hurrah’ to Ron De Santis, “Never ever give up. We must fight the Woke in our schools, fight the Woke in our businesses. We must fight the Woke in government agencies. We can never ever surrender to government agencies.” https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/ron-de-santis-fires-a-rocket-at-corporate-woke-media/

23/08/2022:  Is this a life-saver or not? Perfect and peelable hard-boiled eggs every time: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/37921-Perfect-and-peelable-hard-boiled-eggs.html

23/08/2022:  Yarmuk: the day Islam swallowed the West. Read it and weep: https://pjmedia.com/columns/raymond-ibrahim/2022/08/20/today-in-history-islam-swallows-up-the-western-world-after-the-battle-of-yarmuk-n1622689



23/08/2022:  About that ecar…Just a for example, “Car manufacturers admit that there is only enough lithium for 14 million ecars while the World Economic Forum says the world needs 5 billion to get to Net Zero.”: https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/lithium-lies/

23/08/2022:  “I’ve already seen the best of Australia.” It’s sad when most of your friends are saying this too. Used to be (for ~200+ years each generation proudly watched (and worked to make) things get better, but no longer: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-reason-is-dead-in-climate-debate/news-story/d81d76cfafb7d097f7e1b0bfbf8487e7

22/08/2022: When ‘unknown cause of death’ becomes the leading cause of death (up sevenfold): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/comedy-break-jp-sears/

22/08/2022: Australia too has forgotten how to make stuff. When the mining ‘golden goose’ is finally killed by the Left nothing will remain: “There’s a high-minded and foolhardy theory that posits: in the absence of manual labor, people will be free to pursue “better” work. But how likely is it that we all have the talent or desire to become watercolor painters, novelists, and master tapestry-weavers? It’s a myth that as machines take over people’s jobs or they’re done by people in other countries, Americans will elevate themselves to something “nobler” and more worthwhile.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/america-is-forgetting-how-to-make-stuff/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WORL%20%2020220820%20%20AL&utm_content=WORL%20%2020220820%20%20AL+CID_dcabdeb45c93008948dd57aa78d1ea4b&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=America%20is%20forgetting%20how%20to%20make%20stuff

22/08/2022: Is James Webb going to kill the Big Bang? I have been reading a lot about this lately, for example that folks claim to have already identified galaxies which are (far) older than the universe or that others they are seeing are themselves too old to have begun after the universe did. A fundamental change in physics/cosmology may be about to begin: https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/08/17/astronomers-looking-at-webb-what-if-the-big-bang-didnt-happen-n490341

22/08/2022: Are young women just more gullible, is PC just for girls, or do they yearn to be ‘victims’: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/political-correctness-is-for-girls-the-bubble-of-woke-has-a-grip-on-young-women/

In a similar vein: https://babylonbee.com/news/church-puzzled-by-low-attendance-at-its-sit-around-and-talk-about-your-feelings-mens-conference

21/08/2022: Poem for today. (We have had a grandchildren’s sleepover at our house).

The Childrens' Hour

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


Between the dark and the daylight,

When the night is beginning to lower,

Comes a pause in the day's occupations,

That is known as the Children's Hour.


I hear in the chamber above me

The patter of little feet,

The sound of a door that is opened,

And voices soft and sweet.


From my study I see in the lamplight,

Descending the broad hall stair,

Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,

And Edith with golden hair.


A whisper, and then a silence:

Yet I know by their merry eyes

They are plotting and planning together

To take me by surprise.


A sudden rush from the stairway,

A sudden raid from the hall!

By three doors left unguarded

They enter my castle wall!


They climb up into my turret

O'er the arms and back of my chair;

If I try to escape, they surround me;

They seem to be everywhere.


They almost devour me with kisses,

Their arms about me entwine,

Till I think of the Bishop of Bingen

In his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine!


Do you think, O blue-eyed banditti,

Because you have scaled the wall,

Such an old mustache as I am

Is not a match for you all!


I have you fast in my fortress,

And will not let you depart,

But put you down into the dungeon

In the round-tower of my heart.


And there will I keep you forever,

Yes, forever and a day,

Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,

And moulder in dust away!

21/08/2022: Yes, we can take our power back: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/19-us-states-fight-back-against-blackrock-the-political-climate-police-disguised-as-a-monster-investment-fund/

NB: Blackrock is spending big on useless batteries in Oz: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/like-a-banker-belt-n-road-plan-blackrock-give-australia-batteries-we-dont-need-with-esg-strings-attached/

21/08/2022: Wise words from Prof  Ian Plimer (as usual) about where all the methane comes from but also,  Climate change cannot be understood using computer models that attempt to predict the future with incomplete information and invalid assumptions. The past is the key to the present and destruction of history, archaeology, and geology in the climate wars can only lead to hardship.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/rain-rain-go-away/ NB Biden’s new Inflation Reduction Act (amongst a litany of other evils) gives the EPA the ability to tax methane at $900 per tonne starting 2024

21/08/2022: Let’s just vote to continue to be one nation, not divide Australia by ‘race’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/08/a-nation-for-a-continent-and-a-continent-for-a-nation/

20/08/2022: "I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened." Mark Twain

20/08/2022: Back in the 1950s Argentina was the richest country in the world (followed by Australia). Look where socialism has taken them. Our turn next? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/argentina-raises-interest-rates-to-70/

20/08/2022: A major fallacy of the EV thing is thinking electricity is both ‘free’ and ‘clean’. Everything has a cost (not least the quadruple cost of buying an EV – maybe double that when you consider their likely lifetime) but the huge environmental (and human lives) cost of making and then recycling them (well there is no plan actually) almost certainly means that they would not be ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘free’ even if they gave them away and electricity cost nothing. But it currently costs approx 50 Euros to charge a standard 100kw EV battery (which will soon rise by 320%) - and that will get you about 200 km! It gets worse after that! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/18/charging-electric-cars-like-spilling-liters-of-petrolhidden-losses-during-charging-are-huge/

20/08/2022: Our ABC, the porn channel. Shut them down: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/08/their-abc-outdoing-themselves-with-this-voyeuristic-rot.html  

19/08/2022: Laser spacecraft propulsion is coming. “On the eventual upper end, a full scale system (50-100 GW) will propel a wafer-scale spacecraft with a meter class reflector (laser sail) to about c/4 in a few minutes of laser illumination allowing hundreds of launches per day or 100,000 missions per year. Such a system would reach the distance to Mars (1 AU) in 30 minutes, pass Voyager I in less than 3 days, pass 1,000 AU in 12 days, and reach Alpha Centauri in about 20 years.” https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2022/08/technology-to-make-interstellar-missions-possible-and-affordable.html

19/08/2022: How can three declining trend periods add up to an increasing trend? Maths is weird:  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/17/fun-with-trends/    

19/08/2022: Yes, the Libs have to dump Guy and damned soon, but have they got a true conservative they can put in his place? Please come back Jeff Kennett, Bernie Finn: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/matthew-guy-is-literally-history/

19/08/2022: Seems to me that if India (China etc) need to double or quadruple our coal deliveries to them over the next decade we just might not have much say in it: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/business-robbery-etc-99/  

18/08/2022: The best female swimmer in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sgjc29QCGo 

18/08/2022: Maybe there are no higher or lower creatures: https://www.sapiens.org/biology/evolution-march-of-progress/  

18/08/2022: The new Concorde – imagine being able to fly return to London in under 24 hours: https://boomsupersonic.com/  

18/08/2022: So, why would the presence of foot and mouth disease in Indonesia require more extraordinary travel arrangements than already exist with this whole host of countries?

17/08/2022: Good News – hearing aids may soon get to be ‘self-fitting’ and much cheaper: https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/16/23307974/hearing-aids-over-counter-fda-apple-bose

17/08/2022: Frankly I am shocked that ‘the average person tells four lies a day’. I was always taught never to lie: https://www.studyfinds.org/average-person-tells-four-lies-daily/

17/08/2022: Interesting Rasmussen Poll: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/interesting-poll-from-rasmussen/ Here’s Tucker’s take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74lDvZ1IPj4 If the FBI (etc) really believed Trump still had the nuclear codes they would hardly have waited 18 months to act.

17/08/2022: Here is a very big whoopsie about human produced CO2 (which I admit I hadn’t spotted. Humans simply cannot have ‘caused’ the increase in CO2 which (if it ) has occurred because human CO2 is only 5% of all sources of CO2 (and clearly ‘stays’ in the atmosphere for exactly the same amount of time as ‘natural’ CO2) so it cannot possible add up to 32% as the IPCC (greens etc) claim: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/16/the-impact-of-human-co2-on-atmospheric-co2-summary/

Also note: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches 12-Year Mid-August High: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/13/doomsday-climate-predictions-meltdown-arctic-sea-ice-extent-reaches-12-year-mid-august-high/

16/08/2022: Only the modeled climate responds. Why won’t the real climate play along and boil us like frogs: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2022/08/a-clear-case-of-hot-hotter-hoodwinked/

16/08/2022: With her popularity now at 30% hopefully we will soon see the back of ‘the wicked witch of the West’ aka Jacinda Ardern. You would hope to see the same thing happening to all the vile socialists we have running things over here too…if only so many of the ‘conservatives’ weren’t trying to beat them at their own game: https://www.rebelnews.com/jacinda_ardern_tipped_to_be_dumped_as_pm

16/08/2022: Nuclear fusion achieved in the lab at Lawrence Livermore: https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/08/13/breakthrough-ignition-confirmed-at-california-fusion-reactor-n489445

16/08/2022: We spent more money on education, remember? Maybe not good value for money. These people vote too: https://moonbattery.com/education-system-produces-staggering-ignorance/

15/08/2022: The escalating prices of (especially) lithium and cobalt make EVs much more expensive than conventional cars. The petrol F-150 for example costs US$33K today but its EV version will be at least $20K more expensive. And you have to accept that a couple of three poor people somewhere have died in order to produce it! https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/cars/question-of-the-day/qotd-why-arent-evs-becoming-more-affordable-44496610

Good one: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/08/wisdom-of-the-ages.html

15/08/2022: First they claimed that they were after menus and other silly things but now they have gone even sillier and claim Trump had the nuclear war codes still in his pockets: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/08/code-red-for-the-deep-state.php

15/08/2022: In the UK theft has becomes effectively decriminalised with the clear-up rate rapidly approaching zero. I suspect the same thing has been happening here though we have experienced a veritable explosion of policing for other matters (ie social control – and wokeness). Many policemen would now like to work from home. I’m sure that would help a lot. If you expected your personal safety to improve after abolishing the death penalty and the right to self-protection eg the ownership of firearms, think again. Like so many things, it will get worse before it gets better: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/how-did-theft-become-effectively-decriminalised-in-britain/ 

15/08/2022: Vegetarianism is not so great after all (particularly if you are a woman): https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/aug/11/vegetarian-women-fracture-hips-study-bone-healthv & https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/plant-based-diet-is-not-so-virtuous-or-healthy-says-new-book/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

14/08/2022: Short season crops, ie things which produce a harvest in as little time as possible are something you should be giving serious thought to. You need to be collecting seeds from such plants (not F1 hybrids from which no useful seeds can be collected). Many varieties of all the common vegetables were long ago developed for use in colder climes or to produce multiple crops in warmer ones. ‘Diggers’ is a good source. The mandated increases in the cost of energy (and the really desperate coming shortage if urea) will mean that food will become scarce or very expensive. We are building two greenhouses which will give us an abundance of ‘summer’ crops over winter and really heat dependent crops (eg melons) over summer here in Southern Vic where it is difficult to grow such things.Our vegie garden is also completely planted out already and will be expanded – as will our orchards. I notice greenhouses and seeds are already in short supply. When the urea finally dries up and the trucks stop bringing the produce down from the North things will get tough. Time to get out into the back yard with a hoe.

You can get your plants started early with a $10 propagator next to a window. Here you see several varieties of tomato, eggplant and capiscum already up. They will be in the greenhouse in a bit over a week. Some will produce crops by the end of September!

14/08/2022: The Ukrainians may be taking awful losses but they are still fighting back it seems: https://www.politico.eu/article/ukraine-long-anticipate-southern-counteroffensive-begin-bang-crimea/

14/08/2022: History almost always beats ‘science’, but let’s hope that the worst times are behind us because we are now better able to adapt. It was much warmer than today in the not-s0-distant past. They used to grow wine in Scotland before the Little Ice Age began (only 600 years ago). Today wine cannot be grown anywhere in the UK: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/the-1540-megadrought-in-europe-rhine-ran-dry-fires-burned-and-no-one-blamed-coal-or-beef-steak/

14/08/2022: After 33 years the fatwa has finally come for Salman Rushdie for the terrible sin of pointing out that the ‘perfect book’ has some truly evil passages in it and that the ‘perfect man’ was anything but – ie a mass murderer and child rapist. I applaud Macron’s statement of support, “For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has embodied freedom and the fight against obscurantism. He has just been the victim of a cowardly attack by the forces of hatred and barbarism. His fight is our fight; it is universal. Now more than ever, we stand by his side.”: https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/author-salman-rushdie-stabbed/news-story/6821ed8e0b9bcf40bba3ad8c3e1eff51

13/08/2022: South Coast Track New Zealand: New Zealand’s South Coast Track is a magical journey through one of the world’s completely untouched forests where no axe has ever fallen or anyone ever lived. I/we have been there four times and plan to go again, maybe in late spring this year if my knee is good enough by then, otherwise next autumn. It is just great. Next time we plan to stay longer at the truly astonishing Westies Hut, have an extensive look at Price’s Harbour and Big River with a view to assessing how difficult it might be for us (as over 70s) at a future time to even venture out to remote Cromarty.

We will definitely take side trips to Long Point (Lighthouse) Hut  and the Slaughter Burn Hut on the way to/from the Waitutu River. If the Grant Burn Hut is still available we will also spend a night there between the Waitutu and Westies. We will also probably walk as much as we can along the beach between the Waitutu and Westies (certainly from the Grant Burn to the Aan River as we did last time) because you can and because it makes a nice change. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/08/13/south-coast-track-new-zealand/

13/08/2022: The temperature data – indeed the whole idea behind it – is faked. It is just not possible to establish an ‘average’ temperature. Walk around your own back yard with a thermometer and you will easily find areas where the temperature varies by 5-10C on any given day then tell me how ‘scientists’ can establish the average temperature of the earth within a hundredth of a degree and determine how much it is rising or falling. What we all know is that the temperature around us varies during the course of any single day by at least 20C – and sometimes by over 40C, yet everything (magically) survives: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/09/numbers-tricky-tricky-numbers-part-2/

13/08/2022: “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population.” This is the way the global elites actually think, deeming themselves enormously more important (for having meetings) than the folks who grow and deliver our food, care for the elderly or clean toilets etc. Now with their war on farming, energy etc they plan to get rid of that vast mass of unnecessary people who will (if they succeed) all be gone in one season – after which they will virtuously sigh, ‘It was not our fault’, as Nazis always have: https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/08/10/wef-adviser-yuval-harari-we-just-dont-need-the-vast-majority-of-the-population-in-todays-world/

Stalin called the farmers ‘the enemies of the people’. By expropriating them, the state took control of food production. 7 million starved to death. A century later, the WEF is opening the ‘war on farmers’. https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2022-8-6-net-zero-is-not-just-for-carbon-emissions-now-its-nitrogen

13/08/2022: This snake Kean (and Matthew Guy et al) are what is wrong with the Liberal Party. A conservative Party has to represent what ordinary Australians think and want: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/green_matt_kean_to_guide_nsw_liberals_to_electoral_disaster

It’s not just a leadership change that’s needed though, but a complete change of direction. As its slogan a re-awakened Liberal Party ought to adopt Tony’s old slogan, ‘Climate Change is Crap’: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/matthew-guy-and-a-history-of-lastminute-leadership-switches/news-story/a2ea8d3ee3542f9c4d3df18c9db992cc

12/08/2022: It would be good if we spent more time talking about important matters as eminent physicist Sir Roger Penrose does here: https://www.whyarewehere.tv/people/roger-penrose/

12/08/2022: The Greens are no different from this today. Nazis. They have all sorts of policies which would starve (at least) half the world’s people to death while at the same time advocating all sorts of animal libber and national parks nonsense. "At the edge of a forest, German soldiers point their guns at rows of naked people who follow the Jewish religion. Among them are young mothers clutching their babies. The shots echo through the woods and the dead bodies fall into the ground. Down the road, while this is happening, their German army comrades are busy establishing nature walks and bird sanctuaries and planting trees. The Nazis conducted horrific experiments on children (I have seen footage so upsetting it can’t be shown on TV) but at the same time they banned medical experiments on animals. The same Nazi monsters who committed crimes of unimaginable barbarity also advocated vegetarianism, organic agriculture, forest preservation and homeopathic healthcare. How can we possibly explain this? What was the connection between the inhuman brutality of the Nazis and their gushing idealization of ‘Nature’?" http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/nazi-greens-inconvenient-history   

12/08/2022: The Great Barrier Reef is nearly as big as Victoria ie it is pretty hard to miss, yet it did not exist (where it is now) during the last Ice Age – just a little while ago, and will not during the next, not so far away now either. The sea level was over 50 metres lower then. Corals exist in shallower water than that. So when folks tell you ‘the science is settled’ re some political decision they want make ie to control your behaviour in some way eg whether you can go for a drive in the country, you should be very skeptical indeed. Scepticism used not to be thought a very bad thing not so long ago but rather a default mental state which helped one to navigate to the truths of the world: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/healthy-reef-defies-dubious-science/

11/08/2022: Tony Abbott could well have said, ‘Apres Moi le deluge’: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/labors-climate-bill-is-an-economic-precipice/

11/08/2022: Just imagine the urban mega fires we will have as EVs spread – and the toxic pollution downwind (far worse than any CO2): https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/100-evs-mysteriously-destroyed-in-fire-in-india/

11/08/2022: Time to go back to your old stainless steel frypan: https://nypost.com/2022/08/09/forever-chemicals-linked-to-liver-cancer-in-first-human-study/


11/08/2022: Good Lord – maybe Trudeau is Castro’s son. He certainly behaves like it anyway. In similar news Albo admits he is a bastard (Who knew?) but who is his real father? A prize will be offered: https://medium.com/@leibowitt/of-course-fidel-castro-is-justin-trudeaus-dad-nobody-has-debunked-anything-4db6fc8a9042

10/08/2022: A fine birthday present from Bunnings. We went in to Midvalley to have a birthday lunch and thought to buy some seedlings for the vegie garden from Bunnings while we were there. As well we scored this excellent load of 4” x 2” x 8’ steel quite free - probably over $500 worth. Well on the way to our next shed right there:

10/08/2022: Way back in 2013 I wrote this. The situation has become worse since then. The Green aim to reduce the world population by half or three-quarters is moving swiftly into place spearheaded by the attack on Nitrogen and farming: Green Deaths per annum amount to millions worldwide: Malaria (where the unnecessary & illegitimate ban on DDT cost over a million lives pa for thirty+ years), support for biofuels (200,000+ pa from starvation as we burn food rather than allow the poor to eat it), opposition to food irradiation (100s of 1000s pa from food poisoning pa), opposition to nuclear power (deaths from radon, Carbon 14, coal mining etc), opposition to GM crops, diversion of money (from eg health, shelter, food) to global warming ‘mitigation’, opposition to Western farming methods (& especially in the Third World = mass starvation), support for national parks before people…These folk are simply the most evil bastards ever (making Stalin, Hitler, Mao etc look like patsies). And it is not just people whom the greens murder in their millions. Animals and plants are destroyed by their policies in their billions: millions of hectares have been destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations and generally to grow ‘Biofuels’. Other millions of hectares are routinely destroyed by wildfires because of their insistence on a completely ‘hands off’ approach to forest management. At the same time vast numbers of creatures are destroyed by introduced vermin such as foxes, cats, pigs which they will not allow to be shot. Add millions of wildlife deaths pa from windfarms and from paving over land with solar collectors & etc… Astonishing that 8% of voters say they will still vote for their policies. How can so many folk fail to be able to distinguish between good and evil?

10/08/2022: Why we should make Ivermectin available to all. This article is by a Professor of Pathology from my old University who really knows his stuff. Currently nearly 100 people a day are dying in Australia from covid (mostly unnecessarily): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/public-health/2022/08/the-suppression-of-useful-covid-19-treatments/

10/08/2022: The US coup continues – it has become a banana republic. They clearly plan to steal the November mid-term election too (If they can – maybe Kari Lake proves they can’t) : https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/what-do-you-do-when-you-cant-win-elections-legally-raid-political-opponents-homes/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/america/2022/08/donald-trump-official-enemy-of-the-state/

10/08/2022: Alexandra Marshall’s article on ‘immortal’ nuclear energy is a ‘must-read’. I am not sure how we will implement it in Australia but constitutional change ie abolishing the Senate has to be at the head of the agenda: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/08/nuclear-the-age-of-immortal-energy/

09/08/2022: A bad week for female vocalists. Olivia gone now too. I used to run into her for coffee in the student union lots at Newcastle Uni back in the 1960s – this was before she was famous, but just one of the senior staff’s daughters. Her father Bryn Newton-John shared my love of motorbikes. She was just the same age as me. Makes me think about ‘time’s winged chariot’ I can tell you.

09/08/2022: Your Vitamin D levels are crucial: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/handy-tip-vitamin-d-deficiency-causes-chronic-inflammation-which-means-aging-dementia-bad-stuff/

09/08/2022: This is ridiculous and obscene racist cant. How much of ‘our’ country do we need to give away to just one group: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/08/how-to-give-away-half-a-continent/

09/08/2022: Much as the CCP wants to frame Taiwan as a rebellious ‘province’ the reality is that it has never really been part of China: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/taiwans-inconvenient-history/?utm_source=blog-landing&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=continue-reading

09/08/2022: Remember how Tony Abbott won the largest majority in Australia’s history with his promise to scrap the Mining Tax. Next election Peter Dutton will be able to do the same with a promise to scrap the Left’s Climate legislation. Already this week (since the climate Bill was passed $12 billion dollars worth of coal projects in Qld have been cancelled (including one power station). This is just the beginning of an awful national decline and a flight of capital elsewhere: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/08/08/the-43-percent-law-spells-the-end-of-new-fossil-fuel-developments/ 

08/08/2022: The Seekers – the beginning. I just can’t help but post yet another tribute to Judith and her amazing band mates. I know there will not be any Parliamentary Condolence Debate as with Archie Roach. Have we lost what it is to be quintessentially Australian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf41UudAbI&t=184s

08/08/2022: If Ukraine really is losing 1,000 soldiers a day then the war is truly lost and Putin has won: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/new-batches-ukrainian-troops-quit-fight-russia-grinds/

08/08/2022: Civil disobedience against the ‘Green Blob’ begins in the UK. The People’s push-back against ‘the Great reset’ has begun. Bring it on: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/dont-pay-uk-protest-thousands-of-consumers-offer-to-not-pay-their-obscene-energy-bills/

Meanwhile, the Greens here want us to be conquered by communist China. You would have had to be mad to vote for these folks: https://www.theepochtimes.com/australian-greens-party-challenges-ruling-labor-party-amidst-national-security-power-play_4642423.html

08/08/2022: The earth’s thermostat is just wonderful. Just as the human body temperature does not get warmer as the temperature rises, so too the earth sheds heat in the tropics as the temperature rises keeping the average world temperature within a very narrow .5C range. Amazing. Thanks Willis: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/07/putting-it-into-reverse/

07/08/2022: Farewell Judith Durham 1943-2022. What a voice. Like most of my generation this is how I will always remember her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpd_9l9w4RI 

07/08/2022: Curiosity – what a great little rover: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/05/ten-years-of-curiosity-on-mars/

07/08/2022: Just like the bee apocalypse, the monarch butterfly apocalypse that wasn’t: https://www.wired.com/story/is-there-good-news-for-monarch-butterflies-scientists-disagree/

07/08/2022: The Greens – turning the West into the Third World one step at a time: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/06/rationing-is-back-and-britains-authoritarian-greens-are-delighted/

06/08/2022: Time for some good news: https://nypost.com/2022/08/03/cognitive-decline-can-be-avoided-with-simple-everyday-exercises-new-study-suggests/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

06/08/2022: On the origin of TANSTAAFL: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/08/27/free-lunch/

06/08/2022: Snowy 2.0 (like all the batteries) will be a dismal failure - and now at $22 billion for just 2000 megawatts (Think Hazelwood)! If they really want to replace coal (or petrol) the will have to go nuclear. That is all: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/08/03/how-helpful-is-snowy2-0/

06/08/2022: Just maybe communism is on the way out in China: https://www.theepochtimes.com/400-million-cut-their-ties-the-ccp-in-defiance-of-communist-control_4641067.html

05/08/2022: One tough old gal. Nice shooting – this is the way to deal with crooks: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/shoot-arm-off-robbers-pick-wrong-socal-liquor-store-rob-video/

05/08/2022: I suspect that if fake meat to save the planet failed because no-one wanted to buy it, fake cars (EVs) will fail too for the same reason: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/planet-saving-fake-meat-burger-meets-hitch/

05/08/2022: I like Viv’s idea of a Repeal Party. Australia is so awash with laws and regulations soon we will have nothing else to export: https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/labor-greens-marriage-produces-forty-new-bills/

05/08/2022: The Great Barrier Reef has doubled or tripled the amount of coral. I suppose all that calcium carbonate had to go somewhere. Now, can we count this sequestration of carbon – how many millions of tonnes against our ‘net zero’ targets? That, the vast increase in (savannah) woodlands and huge increases in soil carbon (and other eg marine) life more than meet our net zero targets already – let alone by 2050. See posts 20/07/2022 & 25/05/2022. We do not need to suffer more: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/climate-change-causes-record-coral-cover-what-if-we-get-too-many-reefs/

04/08/2022: Personally I love apples, but here’s how they got such a bad press: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/forbidden-fruit-0017084

04/08/2022: Jacinta Price is a gem. Hers is the only type of ‘Voice’ needed: https://www.theepochtimes.com/virtue-signaling-wont-solve-problems-faced-by-indigenous-community-nt-senator_4633153.html

04/08/2022: Why only once a year? Breakfast has a big effect on my gender. No wait a minute. I meant my waistline: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/germans-will-be-able-legally-change-their-gender-once-year

04/08/2022: Albanese’s 43% means everything – in case you didn’t know, and/or you voted for it? So it it not ‘just’ electricity but cars, houses, farming – everything. I can just bet too that none of the ‘savings’ Della and I have already made will be counted. We will have to ‘enjoy’ new suffering. The fact that we were forced to give up half of one (long cleared) farm to trees back in 2003 will not count. Or that we have not bought a new car since 1990 (the begin date of all this, rememeber?) but keep repairing 1990s cars which actually use less fuel per kilometer (and did not have to be made and made again since then) will not count. The hundreds and hundreds of trees (usually around 100 a year) we have already planted on our remaining 30 acres (or on other farms) will not count. The fact that we have doubled over and over the productivity of our land and our sheep will not count. We will have to start over. We (and everyone else) will be trying our best to cheat on these absurd targets just so we can survive. The Greens are forcing lunacy on all of us. We must rebel against this. This is the future that the World Economic Forum wants for you – it makes Brave New World look like freedom: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/update-saudi-prince-offers-glimpse-dazzling-500-billion-smart-city-future-will-nothing-happy/

03/08/2022: 78 Years since the Polish Uprising – just one more good reason why you should not give up your guns: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/long-live-the-warsaw-uprising/

03/08/2022: When vast unexplained geophysical happenings like this can occur we should hardly worry about what the human effect on the climate might be: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/earth-just-started-spinning-faster-ever-and-scientists-dont-know-why

03/08/2022: This looks so promising: https://scitechdaily.com/at-last-an-effective-new-treatment-for-chronic-back-pain/

03/08/2022: Nancy Pelosi – Wow! People are never “wholly bad nor good’ (Milk Wood): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/08/an-important-and-well-written-opinion-piece-under-nancy-pelosis-name-on-visit-to-taiwan.html

02/08/2022: A Government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul! Will Rogers (1879 - 1935).

02/08/2022: I suspect David Archibald is right: large ships and tanks are archaic: https://spectator.com.au/2022/07/we-will-win-chinas-war/

02/08/2022: More links between ancient India and Greece. Fascinating: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/07-08/krishnas-heel-and-trojan-elephants/

02/08/2022: Coal production just keeps going up: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/might-be-more-coal-burned-in-2022-than-any-other-time-in-human-existence/

Meanwhile oil just refuses to run out – wherever we are allowed to poke a hole in the ground ‘black gold’ pops up: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/27/guyana-suriname-oil-bonanza-to-boost-economies-help-meet-global-demand/

01/08/2022: The Terminator is coming to a battlefield near you: https://www.zerohedge.com/military/ukraine-unveils-mini-terminator-ground-robot-equipped-machine-gun

01/08/2022: Bring it on - Soon we will be able to buy these things to provide carbon-free power to a few thousand homes safely: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/07/us-regulators-will-certify-first-small-nuclear-reactor-design/

01/08/2022: The ‘great’ reset: Turning off the heat. Germany begins to shut down. No beer next: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/german-cities-start-to-turn-off-public-hot-water-lights-fountains-and-may-cancel-beer-too/

01/08/2022: People are daily bombarded with the advantages of socialism, but that is all bunk. The free market is in reality the great liberator. Take these words of wisdom from its outstanding proponent Milton Friedman, “The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit…Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own…Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property” https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/31/remembering-the-great-economist-and-champion-of-liberty-milton-friedman/

31/07/2022: NASA’s beautiful Jupiter imagery: https://www.cnet.com/science/space/nasa-spacecraft-images-watercolor-vortices-near-jupiters-north-pole/

31/07/2022: James Lovelock (father of Gaia) came to be a supporter of nuclear power: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/why-are-we-so-afraid-of-nuclear-power-2021/ 

31/07/2022: This was what salvation meant once, “I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” It is wrong to steal other people’s goods. Make your own, or at least do no evil – but that is not what is happening. Great evil is what is happening - in the name of good. Rainbows and gaiety (and especially childhood) ought not to have been so debased. Well said Cassie: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/28/the-other-half-of-the-rainbow/

Peta Credlin’s take is also worth a read: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/peta-credlin-relentless-push-for-inclusivity-is-what-divides-us/news-story/8d1bd0a0ae3a809dd1365b62666f3015

31/07/2022: I think it’s the biggest insider trading scheme and most useless piece of virtue signaling, white elephant hugging nonsense of all time, but I acknowledge you might make (or lose) a fortune out of discreet investments in it: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/30/guest-post-speedbox-electric-vehicles-redux/

30/07/2022: Stunning Footage Of Killer Whales Taking Down A Great White Shark – they are both horrible monsters. I would not want to be in the water with them: https://brobible.com/culture/article/first-ever-footage-orcas-killing-great-white-shark-stunning/

30/07/2022: “Coffee, tea or Bonox?” Maybe you are old enough to remember the ad? In any case it is still available, and it is still delicious. Having a cup right now. Curiously it no longer has instructions on the jar for using it as a drink, but adding a generous teaspoon to a cup of boiling water seems about right!

30/07/2022: In quarter two this year, we were paying an average price of $264 per megawatt hour instead of the $30 we used to pay before they blew up Hazelwood. And it will only get worse.The green dream is just insane, “It would have been cheaper just to build a whole new power plant last year.”: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/blistering-electricity-prices-it-was-the-quarter-the-whole-market-broke-and-australia-spent-12-7b/

30/07/2022: The WEF and all your ‘friendly’ leftie pollies want to destroy your car. Give them the boot: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/world-economic-forum-urges-public-eliminate-ownership-private-vehicles/

29/07/2022: If only you got paid for it…decades after retiring from teaching Della and I still frequently dream about it. I doubt any of our ex-students (some of whom are nearing their 70s) get any subliminal benefit from this nocturnal behaviour– though I admit to feeling a desire sometimes to still correct their spelling and expression in their Facebook posts!

29/07/2022: How can this even happen? Well, whole Ice Ages have occurred when CO2 was much higher than it is today: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/28/climatologists-embarrassed-increase-in-global-co2-levels-accompanied-by-arctic-sea-ice-growth/

29/07/2022: A big ‘hats off’ to these seven guys. Gays might (or not) be ‘proud’ of their particular bent but there is absolutely no reason anyone else should be, quite the reverse. It is only twenty years since homosexuality was officially deemed a mental disorder and a crime in many jurisdictions, something which the consequences of  having taken a more lenient approach to it and related behaviour has been shown was a bad idea which will have to be reversed in future – as has already been done in some countries which have been shocked by the excesses: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/australian-rugby-league-players-boycott-game-forced-wear-lgbt-themed-rainbow-jerseys/

For example, when a public health expert has gay unprotected sex with multiple men over a weekend, contracts monkeypox and gonorrhea but blames ‘the system’, are you sure you voted for gay marriage: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/soros-open-society-foundation-employee-brags-sex-multiple-men-pride-event-blames-government-catching-monkeypox-gonorrhea/

I liked this guy’s ‘take’ on the Manly events: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/28/the-other-half-of-the-rainbow/

29/07/2022: Remembering two heroes of the Left who lost their lives on this day 228 years ago. Saint-Just & Robespierre. Today’s leftists (Bandt, Albanese, Andrews etc) are no better - and also care only about unbridled power and control, “A nation generates itself only upon heaps of corpses” – never mind ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions,’ rather ‘devil take the hindmost.’ Every day around the world thousands of people are dying as a result of leftist policies (scores in Oz) – and it will get worse: https://fee.org/articles/the-two-monsters-of-the-french-revolution-who-were-consumed-by-power-and-lost-their-heads-on-the-same-day/

Bastiat had it better, “Be responsible for ourselves. Look to the State for nothing beyond law and order. Count on it for no wealth, no enlightenment. No more holding it responsible for our faults, our negligence, our improvidence. Count only on ourselves for our subsistence, our physical, intellectual, and moral progress!”

28/07/2022: Scientists Unveil Periodic Table Of Genders: “The nation's leading scientists unveiled a new periodic table of genders to help everyone keep track of the evolving gender spectrum. Experts are recommending the table be rolled out to schools across the nation and added to each state's curriculum for grades 9-12. The gender table features 114 genders in addition to a wild card space that represents the limitless imagination of the human mind.”: https://babylonbee.com/news/scientists-unveil-periodic-table-of-genders

28/07/2022: How renewables are killing Europe. We have to stop this nonsense: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/net-zero-policies-produced-the-most-dramatic-fall-in-european-energy-since-the-late-middle-ages/ 

It will be a very grim winter over there this year. Many will die: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/uk-lights-out-for-winter-warning-12m-people-will-be-in-energy-poverty/

28/07/2022: No https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/atheist-labor-senate-president-wants-to-dump-the-lords-prayer.html and Double No: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/no-just-no-double-no-nfw-lest-we-forget.html

28/07/2022: What really drives the climate? Well done (again) Viv, “Man’s coal, cars and cattle are puny compared to what nature can do.: https://richardsonpost.com/vivforbes/27900/volcanos-oceans-and-weather/

Meanwhile this is where any warming is coming from – a complete corruption of (climate) science): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/27/new-surface-stations-report-released-its-worse-than-we-thought/

27/07/2022: Kemi would definitely have been the membership’s choice for PM, but the membership and the people never get to choose. Such is democracy: https://www.commonsense.news/p/englands-new-conservative-superstar?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

27/07/2022: The ‘New Puritans’ are everywhere – just as bad as Oliver Cromwell: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/earlier-incarnations-of-puritanism-ended-when-its-proponents-became-laughing-stock/

27/07/2022: Sack Matthew Guy before we are condemned to another four years of Danistan: ‘To lose one election may be regarded as a misfortune: to lose more looks like carelessness.’ https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/liberals-stop-chasing-the-left-into-the-abyss/

27/07/2022: Regendering archaeology, How absurd: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/how-dare-you-assume-the-gender-of-ancient-skeletons/

26/07/2022: Digital QR Codes will become a requirement for ‘normal life’ - First Sri Lanka, then the world: : https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/digital-qr-code-now-required-access-gas-pumps-sri-lanka/

In China: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/qr-code-required-to-use-public-bathroom/

26/07/2022: Will (underground deposits of) natural hydrogen be the ‘fuel of the future’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/24/could-natural-hydrogen-kill-green-hydrogen/

26/07/2022: 5G is just killing the NBN – just as free enterprise will always outperform socialism I long ago predicted this, before they ever began building Rudd and Turnbull’s wondrous white elephant: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/the-nbn-faces-a-slide-in-demand-as-retailers-ramp-up-the-sales-pitch-on-cheaper-faster-5g/news-story/b494697b1b489a248147d171278414f5

26/07/2022: What a crock of s—t Plibersek’s State of the Environment Report is. Put together by a bunch of groupie Aboriginal activists none of whom has an scientific qualification at all! How a woman knowingly married to a heroin dealer gets to be a Minister of the Crown is beyond me. Is this the most despicable Government in Australia’s history: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-eco-experts-trying-to-hoodwink-us-on-state-of-environment/news-story/274139bbd91dd8d1c0f8450ee1a365c4

25/07/2022: Who invented ice cream - 2500 years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastani

25/07/2022: Human history is full of surprises: These folk could be claiming castles in Portugal instead. Anyway their genes did not arrive 50,000 years ago: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/07/bird-people-groote-eylandt/

25/07/2022: Things are getting serious: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11037405/Fleet-nuclear-submarines-sent-Britain-Australia-warning-China.html?fbclid=IwAR2xbYE3HlPs2ewiET2xGU_aZ2uaKBqJ9Kw09TPO7uJMKlXEzz50z4a99xA

25/07/2022: “If you believe that the world’s weather is becoming catastrophically – no – apocalyptically unstable, why would you spend trillions of dollars converting your energy grid to rely on the weather…Alexandra Marshall in the Spectator.

24/07/2022: There are three maxims of wisdom (which we should never forget) engraved on the temple of Apollo at Delphi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Apollo_(Delphi)

1. Know thyself.

2.Everything in moderation.

3. Certainty is ruin.

24/07/2022: It’s world Ivermectin day. We (Oz) have 50-80 deaths a day at the moment from covid and this has been going on all year now - 11,134 deaths altogether yet most if not all of these deaths could have been prevented with early treatment with Ivermectin which you can still buy without a script as a sheep or horse drench (taking the appropriate amount for your weight - as if you were a sheep each day for 3-5 days) yet it is still banned as a human treatment in Vic though it has had 90+% efficacy in preventing death/disease elsewhere (23/07/2022). This is the greatest crime in Australia’s history yet I will receive a ‘warning’ from Facebook for stating it. I have taken ivermectin multiple times now to cure myself and/or to prevent the disease when I have encountered it. So have a number of my friends. Ignore this advice and die if you must. I have been suggesting this since March 2020: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/world-ivermectin-day-advice-frontline-doctors-across-nation-stay-healthy-amid-biowar/ NB You can also use quercetin.

24/07/2022: Canada is now going down Sri Lanka’s and Holland’s path of destroying farming. This is the mad new green plan. Get ready to be hungry: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/tyrant-trudeau-moves-forward-plan-reduce-fertilizer-use-bankrupt-farmers-global-food-shortage-emergency/

24/07/2022: It’s a free country’ – remember that refrain? Imagine even having to take such an offence as this to court! I got in to deep trouble myself a few years ago (2016) as I had a credit card knife (a ‘prohibited weapon’ – akin to a machine gun - was the adumbrated charge) in my wallet. Things got particularly heated when I suggested to the officers that they should be out looking for the Beaumont children’s murderer instead of harassing retired farmers about fruit knives. Cost me $3000 in legal fees to make it go away: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Feurope%2F2022%2F07%2F23%2Ffree-speech-win-uk-police-told-that-being-offensive-is-not-a-crime%2F

23/07/2022: The world’s greatest adventure – paleolithic seafaring. Imagine homo erectus and neanderthal venturing to cross hundreds of miles of open ocean – yet they did, up to 800,000 years ago: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/palaeolithic-seafaring

23/07/2022: An Australian Hero: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/congratulation-214th-bn-2nd-aif-veteran-les-cook-for-yesterdays-awm-last-post-ceremony-lest-we-forge.html

23/07/2022: The recent ‘heat wave’ in England was largely a natural event: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/21/the-european-heat-wave-and-global-warming/

23/07/2022: Ivermectin is clearly better than anything you can get a script for – but look also at Quercetin (which you can buy from health food shops): https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/new-study-shows-ivermectin-can-reduce

22/07/2022: The ‘Voice’ must be rejected, “Aboriginal activists now want statehood, self-government and an independent legal system for each self-identifying Aboriginal clan that gains native title. And they want the Australian taxpayer to fund it all. This is obviously a program for a radical revision of the Australian federation — all of it in the interests of Aboriginal people, but with no thought about how it could possibly be in the interests of the rest of us.” The history of all this is very interesting (and in fact casts the ‘colonists’ in a very positive light): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/07/the-voice-hiding-its-content-from-referendum-voters/

22/07/2022: The situation in China is deteriorating: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tanks-deployed-to-stop-bank-run-in-china/

22/07/2022: South Africa (or Sri Lanka) is what we will be next year: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/south-africa-dystopia-blackouts-vandalism-protests-and-people-in-hospital-from-diy-connections/

22/07/2022: This is a great graph in response to the ‘warmists’. As you can see in reality the world has rarely been much colder than it is now: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/21/climate-alarmists-respond-to-the-global-warming-pause/

21/07/2022: Please come back Tim Smith, Bernie Finn etc. We need an urgent change in the Victorian Liberal Party leadership. “The Western Australia Liberals tried this trick before their state election and now they can fit into a Volkswagen Polo. There’s only two members in the lower house.”: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victorian-liberals-power-to-the-people-plan-promises-solar-panel-battery-storage-rebates/news-story/bd62afbcbb619c5796ca1f8d854d7105  

21/07/2022: “It takes real genius to have an energy crisis in a nation which is the fifth biggest gas exporter in the world, the highest value coal exporter, and has the largest reserves of uranium. In the race to the bottom, Australia is burdened with more energy per capita than anywhere on Earth — and yet Big Government has succeeded, and wildly, showing that the richest nation on Earth can still be poor”:  https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/now-its-a-gas-crisis-for-a-global-gas-exporter-aemo-says-there-is-a-threat-to-system-security/

21/07/2022: Pakistan is rapidly heading to becoming the next Sri Lanka but this time run by the Taliban – thanks to ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden. Unfortunately they are a nuclear armed power: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/biden-legacy-taliban-forces-teeming-us-weapons-unite-take-pakistani-government-country-precipice-economic-collapse/

21/07/2022: Save the forest, save the pygmies – yet another reason not to buy the latest iPhone. A few thousand dead in the Ukraine War yet it is in the papers every day (and we simply must send aid) but a few million dead in the Congo – and nothing. Of course they are black: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-forest-people

20/07/2022:  ‘Nothing would be more fatal than for the government of states to get into the hands of the experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge: and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who only knows what hurts, is a safer guide than any vigorous direction of a specialised character.’ Winston Churchill: Rainbows and rubber bullets | The Spectator Australia

20/07/2022: Aboriginal history or pre- history is now a completely banned topic I know, but it is much ore recent than you may think. For example we may no longer delve into any details about Mungo Man since he has been stolen and reburied even though he was proved by DNA analysis to have no living descendants. This author delves into the facts of aboriginal origins however and finds many of them to be much more recent than the conventional narrative which sees aboriginals as ‘the oldest living culture’ even though the San of Southern Africa must pip them by at least 100,000 years even if they could prove a continuous occupation of Australia of 50,000 years which they cannot (as Mungo man’s DNA revealed). Some of them arrived much more recently (actually after the earliest European visits astonishingly enough) but mostly we are looking at an arrival circa 3500 years ago. The distribution of their languages proves this point with great certainty. These are (three) astonishing scholarly articles:  https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past?s=w & https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past-b3d?s=w & https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past-c2d

20/07/2022: Origins of Monty Python: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/joseph-arimathea-0017032

20/07/2022: So, as Ian Plimer has also pointed out (25/05/2022) Australia is already at or below net zero, so let’s just ‘chill out’. Nothing more needs to be done, let alone disastrous economy destroying experiments: https://www.beefcentral.com/news/renowned-scientist-says-australia-could-already-be-at-net-zero/

19/07/2022: Of course they should lock her up: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/norwegian-feminist-faces-3-years-in-prison-for-saying-men-cant-have-babies/

19/07/2022: Why stop with the ‘mentally ill’? Why not get rid of anyone you disagree with? https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/07/canadas_expert_panel_recommends_the_mentally_ill_be_candidates_for_euthanasia.html

19/07/2022: I have been reading with interest Mater’s historical pieces on the ‘aboriginal question’. Misinformation certainly seems to have been the order of the day on this issue: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/16/were-they-that-bad-1-the-beginning/ & https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/16/were-they-that-bad-2-australian-law-as-applied-to-aborigines/ & https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/18/were-they-that-bad-3-flora-and-fauna-act/ & https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/18/were-they-that-bad-3-flora-and-fauna-act/

19/07/2022: You can’t have an effect without a cause (and vice versa). The satellite data shows the world is (plus) .06C degrees warmer than the 1975-2022 average though in the tropics it has been (minus) -.36C cooler than the average. This does not mean that an Ice Age is imminent but it does mean that ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ cannot have ‘caused’ anything in the last 50 years – simply because neither has occurred, nor are they likely to occur because of CO2 which clearly has about zero effect on the climate. Note that it was much warmer during the Middle Ages than today (They grew wine in Scotland and farmed in Greenland), and during several Ice Ages CO2 percentages were several times (higher) than they are today. Relax: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2022/07/uah-global-temperature-update-for-june-2022-0-06-deg-c/ .

18/07/2022: How many crimes are down to drunk and stupid: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oklahoma-man-arrested-alleged-slaying-fisherman-fear-eaten-bigfoot-aut-rcna38065

18/07/2022: Why would you vote for either of these parties? Just no choice but madness: https://www.theepochtimes.com/centre-right-coalition-in-victoria-says-it-will-match-labors-50-percent-2030-emissions-target-and-legislate-it_4602897.html

Where the materials could possibly come from to achieve these absurd ‘net zero’ aims is clearly never a bother for its proponents: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/17/sp-chronic-copper-shortages-have-killed-net-zero-2050/

18/07/2022: Why you should be concerned about Postmodernism though it “is total garbage, not based on any kind of evidence or facts, but also not based on logical argumentation or rationality… because the postmodernists reject literally all of those ideas and concepts.  Nonetheless, this is what many of your children are now being taught in public schools.  They are being taught, just like the postmodernists want them to be, that there is no such thing as truth.  They want your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends to believe that everything is true, and nothing is true; everything is real, nothing is real; left is right; up is down” https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/07/postmodernism_understanding_the_roots_of_wokeness.html

You could also think about how it impacts on ‘indigenous affairs’: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/07-08/imprisoned-in-the-oldest-continuous-culture/

17/07/2022: Waterproofing Paper Maps: I know the old John Donne map store in Little Bourke St Melbourne used to sell a brush on (wax?) product for waterproofing paper topo (etc) maps called perhaps 'Map Seal' or the like. I admit I have never used it, or a spray on silicone normally designated for raincoats, boots etc (eg 'Camp Dry') which I know others sometimes use.

I have betimes laminated a paper map eg when traveling in Fiordland etc - but which makes them significantly heavier!) but for several years now I normally either forego a map, place it in a large snap-lock bag or use a phone app such as 'Paper Maps' and downloaded topo maps such as Vicmaps. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/07/16/waterproofing-paper-maps/

17/07/2022: Floods are what happens when you build your town on a flood plain (without adequate levies) I note Singleton’s and Maitland’s have held recently. Plenty of other towns (Lismore?) are yet to get them - though in Holland they built them centuries ago: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/the-long-forgotten-floods-of-windsor-and-sydney/

17/07/2022: How the ‘real science you can trust’ actually gets done: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/former-pfizer-marketing-vice-president-explains-how-big-pharma-controls-the-medical-establishment/

You can hardly believe something is ‘safe’ when it has this major effect on 40% of women for example: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/surprise-sideeffect-of-the-covid19-vaccine-for-women/news-story/606ed43f418286282123d7a5026d9b31

16/07/2022: Wide Shoes: If life came with a user's manual and we read it (unlikely - given how little we read other such manuals - else we would not have the acronym RTFM) we would probably give up much sooner. Now that I have slipped gracelessly into old age I am constantly coming across things which had they been in the manual would have filled me with trepidation if not despair. But enough of my woes!

Maybe it was because my left knee has been so worn out for so long and I was walking with such a pronounced and protracted limp but my right foot in particular seems to have been growing ever wider. This has been happening for a number of years. I used to wear size 8 UK Keen Targhees which were more than satisfactory when I posted about them here though I moved up from a Size 8UK to and 8.5UK because of toe problems encountered on the South Coast Track in 2014 walking out to Port Craig as I now recall. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/07/15/wide-shoes/

16/07/2022: How far will this CCP control go and how much will it be copied by puppets in the West: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/beijing-residents-forced-wear-regime-issued-electronic-bracelets-traveled-city-will-track-location-monitor-temperature/

16/07/2022: Weather Dependency. This is the type if world future the environmentalists see as desirable where all our energy for example will come from such unreliable sources – but the sun doesn’t always shine , or the wind blow. But surely this was the situation not just prior to the Industrial Revolution but indeed before the invention of fire more than a million years ago. Am I alone in seeing this madness as a seriously backward step in human evolution? Wake up people and reject this nonsense before your children are poor, cold and hungry. The (human) world has become increasingly a better place as we became weather independent.

15/07/2022: This is the real scientific evidence that there is no problem with CO2: https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-10-22/s71022-20132171-302668.pdf

15/07/2022: Wonnangatta Murders Revisited: You do have to wonder about Greg Lynn when the case was adjourned whilst everyone prepared more ‘evidence’ for yet more months - in the light of the disappearance of yet another person in the High Country (missing hiker Christos Pittas near Mt Hotham on 13 May).

It would be horrifying indeed if police have the wrong man (as seems unlikely I admit – but they have managed it before eg in the cases of Jason Roberts and George Pell recently for example) but what has been revealed so far anyway about the case  is (legally speaking I guess) surely purely circumstantial - even if it seems pretty damning.

I have to admit that when they found the bodies it appeared to me that Lynn must have confessed and told them where they were – but if that had been the case not only would police now know more (eg where the trailer, phones, drones etc are) but he would also surely have pleaded guilty – and we would have been told.

The finding of the bodies whilst he was in custody was either a result of information gleaned from his phone (but why did he, an airline pilot who ought to know about such things still have the same phone? And would this be admissible? Surely you have to have the evidence before you arrest someone?) or it may be that they just began to look whilst he was in custody along and adjoining his supposed route – and the bodies were clearly not particularly well-concealed, ie there was a suspicious level of disturbance leading to them, and so they were found at that time. I would have been looking much closer to the Wonnangatta Valley myself – and no doubt the police were too.

This route (via Grant) was also (likely) the route taken by the person in the ‘white ute’ whom police had claimed earlier as the possible murderer. – and likely any number of other people including (obviously) the real murderer whoever that was – if not Lynn, as Parks Vic had not bothered to signpost the Jamieson exit as closed, so many people no doubt tried to get out that way, then when they failed continued on towards Grant.

So far as we know all police have is Lynn’s presence in the Wonnangatta Valley before the murder and his (possible) route via Grant, but maybe not even that – whilst there are possibly dozens of others who also fit that picture. All they have acknowledged is his car’s presence on the Mt Hotham Rd around dawn on the Saturday after the murders (but he may even have camped somewhere else on the Friday night) and they apparently have no (other) forensic evidence and no confession, therefore whether he committed the murders or not they (sadly) have not acquired enough evidence to convict him, and he will ultimately have to be released.

Of course if the Christos disappearance is just the latest in a long chain of unexplained disappearances in the High Country then mayhap the poor old ‘Button Man’ shibboleth will have to be revisited. If more people should go missing things will look even worse:  https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/7748362/after-searching-more-than-a-week-missing-man-not-found-search-over/

15/07/2022: The level of outright treason from the Bidens is breathtaking – this is the sort of stuff which used to lead to execution (still on the statutes there): https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/end-of-an-empire-what-if-china-bought-the-us-president-unleashed-a-bioweapon-and-no-one-cared/


14/07/2022: There is no place for race in our constitution. People who self-identify as belonging to a race (other than the human race) are the racists. By so doing they invite others to comment on their own appalling statistics of welfare dependency, crime, family violence, drug and alcohol dependency, rent seeking & etc - but that would be illegal in the 'free speech' regime we 'enjoy' - instead of expecting the rest of us to do something other than continuing to bankroll them, they should do something about improving themselves - just as the rest of us quite rightly can be expected to do. Let's have a referendum to abolish the utterly undemocratic Senate instead - that has been long overdue and would do some good – and let’s get rid of the awful ‘preferential’ system too while we are at it which effectively gives some citizens several votes and others only one (depending on whose preferences get counted. It might be a different matter if everyone’s were. For example, in the recent elections none of the Teals would have been elected if Liberal voters’ preferences (a much larger group than any other) were counted (even twice – as compared with some other people’s votes being counted even 8-9 times). ‘First Past the Post’ is fairer.

14/07/2022: Really literally no-one would pay to watch/listen to the ABC, so why do we throw over a billion at it annually: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/virginia-trioli-loses-a-quarter-of-her-radio-audience.html

14/07/2022: Good luck taxing the rich when they’re gone. Pennsylvania is a microcosm – a litotes if you like. Here in Oz we have a similar situation: practically all our (net) GDP comes from exporting carbon (coal/gas) or its analogues (iron ore/minerals/food) etc. This has funded a lifestyle which used to be the envy of the world and prompted a veritable rash of would-be immigrants. But where will this prosperity come from if you strike out the wicked carbon exports? The goose that laid the golden eggs might appear very tasty on your supper table but it will actually make a pretty thin gruel: https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/wealth-tax-pennsylvania-population-decrease-20220613.html

14/07/2022: One of the most major mental defects is seeing problems instead of solutions. As an example of this real ‘scientists’ eg agronomists and (electrical) engineers long ago ‘solved’ the food and energy ‘problems’ so that it is (relatively) easy to produce enough food and energy to supply the burgeoning world population with a decent diet and lifestyle, and to do this whilst improving ‘environmental’ values. It is not possible to do so with ‘organic’ agriculture which is disastrously less productive. To feed the present world population by this C18th (or earlier) methods we would have to clear all the remaining wilderness – yet still we would have mass starvation. Such scientists have been improving on this and other similar features of the world (transport, health  communication etc) for at least a couple of hundred years. You don’t need to stand in the road and stymie their efforts (as recently happened in Sri Lanka for example or as is foreshadowed in Holland, Canada,  Australia etc) in order to bring about a worsening of our living standards (and inevitably then of the ‘environment too!) https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/12/bjorn-lomborg-going-organic-might-be-fashionably-green-but-it-wont-feed-the-world/

13/07/2022: Uvalde only gets worse. Now we learn that a police officer was denied the opportunity to take out the perpetrator before he had murdered any children – but what good would that do for ‘gun reform’? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/new-armed-uvalde-police-officer-clear-shot-take-salvador-ramos-entered-robb-elementary-school-fatally-shot-19-children/

13/07/2022: Yes, this red panda story is typical of climate misinformation – of course ‘all of us’ would wish to ‘save’ the adorable red panda, but save it from what, and is it endangered anyway? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/06/how-climate-propaganda-works/

13/07/2022: The world has been being run by clowns. As this energy disaster unfolded Boris was planning to ban wood heating. I think we have a real analogue here with Albanese and Bowen – imagine having a brace of modern-day Caligulas. At least if Anthony ‘fiddles while Rome burns’ it will resonate with the Italian heritage he refuses to recognize officially thus making himself ineligible for office. Gadzooks: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/the-worst-winter-weve-seen-since-the-1970s/

13/07/2022: Senior police certainly can get it wrong but this guy Sheridan seems to luck out rather too often meaning Jason Roberts  and George Pell spent rather too long in gaol as a result: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2022/07/an-acquittal-victoria-police-and-the-pell-case/

The treatment of Avi Yemeni is another case in point: https://www.rebelnews.com/victoria_police_apologise_to_avi_yemini_over_unlawful_arrests 

12/07/2022: We are certainly very happy we still have a wood fire – but how long before the green zealots come for us: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/not-laughing-now-wood-burning-stoves-firewood-short-supply-germany-citizens-fear-freezing-death-due-gas-shortages/

12/07/2022: How does your ‘classic car’ such as a 90s Land Rover (where every part is available replaceable by a home mechanic) stack up against a ‘modern’ car or the latest EV? There is just no comparison. Your classic car is enormously ‘greener’: https://issuesinsights.com/2022/07/05/confirmed-again-the-green-agenda-is-taking-us-backward/

12/07/2022: A fairly dramatic fall in the birth rate. Activists may not need to worry about abortion as it seems that the vaccine may do it for them: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/where-have-all-the-babies-gone/

12/07/2022: Zulu – one of my favourite films though I agree with Steyn, it is unlikely it would be made today. Rorke’s Drift remains the single engagement where more VCs were awarded than any other: https://www.steynonline.com/12632/this-butcher-yard-michael-caine-and-zulu

11/07/2022: A walk around the world: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/article/tom-turcich-is-set-to-become-the-10th-person-to-have-walked-around-the-world-his-dog-will-be-the-first/xuh5ani6p?fbclid=IwAR250IjHpnHB2WpWG11dlU_Y48KbVSctVvNs2SXNO1O7lKsHT4-H8W4rljA

11/07/2022: I really hope this is not happening but what experience I have of cyber-bullying and peer pressure amongst the young tells me that it is happening far too much and anyway much moreso than was the case in generations past (eg when people left school at ~15 to take a job as I did) : https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/07/the_lost_generations.html

11/07/2022: You get banned for stating the bald truth about CO, ie that it is at practically the lowest level ever and only barely above that level needed to support life on Earth. You might not have heard this. I wonder why: https://climaterealism.com/2022/07/linkedin-bans-scientist-for-presenting-inconvenient-truths-about-co2/

11/07/2022: Just in case you thought the people running the Ukraine aren’t Nazis: https://unitedwithisrael.org/antisemism-in-ukraine-envoy-lavishes-praise-on-nazi-murderer-no-repercussions/ & https://www.timesofisrael.com/hundreds-march-in-ukraine-in-annual-tribute-to-nazi-collaborator/

10/07/2022: The eternal solution. ‘God save us’ from folks who think this way. It used to be ‘limited’ to the religious this having goals which will last ‘for all time’ but the nanny staters and communists who have been/are running the world at the present (and many of those who seek to do so) are forever trying to ‘fix’ things ‘for all time’: legislation, regulations, the environment…on and on to a ‘perfect world’. I don’t think so. I would be happier with an imperfect world with lots of real diversity of thought and organisation where things are allowed to just ‘bumble along’ under the operation of ‘natural laws’ such as ‘supply and demand’ ‘evolution’ etc. I am so sick of the ‘none so pure as the pure in heart’ brigade.

10/07/2022: Get ready for a real boom in Far UVC ‘zappers’ – may be the trendoid investment of the day guys: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/far-uvc-kills-viruses-in-minutes-safe-for-human-skin-and-eyes-and-the-chinese-are-installing-it-why-arent-we/

10/07/2022: Things get worse and worse in Sri Lanka – this is where all your green dreams are heading: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/sri-lanka-falling-apart.html & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/citizens-hunting-the-rich-in-sri-lanka-wild-video/

And worse: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/footage-shows-sri-lankan-president-rajapakse-fleeing-country-ship-suitcase-full-belongings-declares-country-bankrupt/

10/07/2022: What kind of sad mad world are we living in that you can’t even feed the birds? Whoever the neighbours, bureaucrats, lawyers and other low-life are who are responsible for this, they deserve an open season to be declared on them. They are the vermin, not the pigeons: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/a-crime-to-be-kind-south-yarra-woman-who-feeds-pigeons-says-shes-the-victim-of-a-witch-hunt/news-story/4e30ae86642af689122674e72d421b16

09/07/2022: Soon a drug which will allow you to live to 200. Bring it on: https://thred.com/tech/drug-that-increases-human-lifespan-to-200-years-is-in-the-works/

09/07/2022: Leo Maglen may not have fought against it but I have, all my life, with every fibre of my being – and I continue to do so, “As the last of our parents’ greatest generation pass away, we are now the elders of our culture.  Their fantastic legacy, built with hard work, stoicism, great sacrifice, and a high degree of consensus about what they stood for, is what we should be taking responsibility for defending, preserving and passing on to subsequent generations.  Instead we have squandered our inheritance. Whilst we grew up in the era of unprecedented economic growth and prosperity they made possible, we have failed to grasp the lessons they taught us.  We were too busy congratulating ourselves on our good fortune and enjoying its fruits to remember the old adages that good times do not go on for ever, and that no-one owes us a living”. https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/society/2022/07/mea-culpa-my-generation-should-have-done-more/

09/07/2022: The Dutch Government has even decided to expropriate farmers’ land and hand it over to illegal immigrants – this is the sort of evil you get when you toss away your national sovereignty and allow yourself to be dominated by green ideologues. Meanwhile other farmers throughout the EU eg in Germany, Italy, Poland etc are joining the protest. I really hope this is the beginning of the end of the ‘green blob’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/dutch-farmer-protest-update-16-year-old-jouke-freed-document-reveals-government-plans-confiscate-farms-asylum-seekers/

09/07/2022: Dire News: NB: Shinzo Abe was shot with a home-made pipe shotgun. He was giving a speech about the defence of Taiwan at the time. Celebrations have broken out in China: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/china-restaurants-shops-celebrate-shinzo-abes-assassination-weekend-specials-food-milk-tea-clothing-lottery-tickets/  & he was already targeted by the CCP for assassination: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/revealed-chatter-chinese-twitter-shinzo-abe-completing-task-posted-17-hours-shinzo-abe-assassination/

08/07/2022: PC gone mad: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/man-arrested-for-killing-rooster-in-self-defense-hilarious/


08/07/2022: “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do”. Jordan Peterson

08/07/2022: Unfortunately the scouts have always had a problem with pedophilia but this is utterly ridiculous: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/11/26/delingpole-meet-mistress-the-girl-guides-transgender-commissioner/

07/07/2022: Today’s Darwin Award winner – unfortunately the video is missing: https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2022/07/05/san-antonio-man-killed-by-fireworks-after-lighting-one-on-his-head/

07/07/2022: "Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum ." Jonathan Swift: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/cern-atom-smashers-discover-3-new-exotic-particles/

07/07/2022: “But now I only hear

Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,

Retreating, to the breath

Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear

And naked shingles of the world”. Matthew Arnold, ‘Dover Beach


So, the census now shows that few of us are ‘religious’ and even fewer (still) Christians. Curiously I decided (for the first time this census ) to write ‘Christian’ on my census form because while I am not a believer, I see myself as firmly in the Christian tradition. We have thrown out too much with the bathwater, I think. One of the chiefest reasons for the decline of Christian belief, Christian tradition and ethics is that most of the nominally Christian ‘sects’ have long since been captured by the communists who were long the ‘godless enemy’ – and frankly still are. ‘Wokeism’ in a multiplicity of vile forms has also captured the pulpit (and caused the congregation to flee elsewhere). We now have that situation which Yeats described as ‘The best lack all conviction whilst the worst are full of passionate intensity”. No-one believes anything anymore not least why they should be good – or even understands what goodness is. Seemingly the ‘moral life’ is just a grab bag of eclectic slogans having no logical consistency with each other. There is no underlying ‘rock’ on which a ‘good life’ can be based. The upshot of this is that civilisation will go down into chaos and will not rise again for a thousand years (if ever) -  as the vast ruined empty cities which dot the jungles of South-East Asia , the deserts of the Middle East, Meso-America, etc testify is the fate of a civilisational failure.

07/07/2022: I really hope the 40,000 Dutch farmers are the adults in the room who bring the whole evil chicanery of ‘climate change’ crashing down. Just maybe the people would rather the farmers fed them, and that coal, gas and oil producers warmed them, & etc than just wait while the green bureaucrats and pollies bankrupted, starved and froze them: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/climate-change-a-religion-built-on-blind-faith/  & https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/how-the-green-eu-starves-the-world/

06/07/2022: Poem for Today:

W.H. Auden: Roman Wall Blues

Over the heather the wet wind blows,
I've lice in my tunic and a cold in my nose.

The rain comes pattering out of the sky,
I'm a Wall Soldier, I don't know why.

The mist creeps over the hard grey stone,
My girl's in Tungria: I sleep alone.

Aulus goes hanging around her place,
I don't like his manners, I don't like his face.

Piso's a Christian, he worships a fish;
There'd be no kissing if he got his wish.

She gave me a ring but I diced it away;
I want my girl and I want my pay.

When I'm a veteran with only one eye
I shall do nothing but look at the sky. 

PS: I feel a bit like this old soldier guarding the borders against the barbarians, however I feel that civilization is being overwhelmed.

06/07/2022: This is just such feral madness. BTW Della and I had our triple antigen ten year boosters a few weeks ago. Get yours today. I have had this disease and most of the others (save tetanus) from which vaccination now protects us (including even polio and TB). I am very fortunate to be alive, but I can still remember how sick I was with some of them as an infant. Only someone who was madly evil would wish such diseases on their fellows: https://www.theepochtimes.com/diphtheria-appears-for-first-time-in-new-south-wales-in-100-years_4574743.html

06/07/2022: Most of these ‘traditions’ were invented by people still alive today (like Ernie Dingo for example who admits to having invented the ‘smoking ceremony’). “If Australian leftists want to continue inventing Aboriginal traditions, they obviously need to lift the quality of their research. In fact, we would all be better off if they gave away the whole tawdry game.” https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/07/sacred-traditions-invented-yesterday/

06/07/2022: This is the thin edge of the wedge. I certainly hope these Dutch farmers prevail against the ‘green blob’. The ‘madness of crowds’ has to be answered with the sanity of the grown-ups: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/07/how-the-green-eu-starves-the-world/

05/07/2022: I think people were more likely to do this sort of thing 100 years ago even though there is clearly more wilderness out there today: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/37769-Canoeing-with-the-Cree-A-cool-American-story.html

05/07/2022: Things you should know. All life in earth basically depends on the tiny enzyme rubisco (Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase) which is what drives photosynthesis. Its productivity can be increased enormously (at least to four times) by increasing the proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere – as people normally do in greenhouses. When there was much more of it in the past there was a vast profusion of life therefore. The quantum of life has reduced gradually as its proportion in the atmosphere declined arriving at its lowest point during the last ice age. We urgently need to add more of it to the atmosphere to prevent the extinction of life in the future if it falls any lower. Folks who style themselves as caring for the life of the planet (eg the greens) ought to be promoting this by eg an increase in fossil fuel use.

05/07/2022: Russia has been funding these ‘green’ protests in the West for decades in order to undermine us, but now China has gotten into the act too: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/chinese-agents-pose-as-fake-green-protesters-to-try-to-stop-rare-earths-mining-in-the-west/

05/07/2022: What a lot of racist nonsense all these ‘aboriginal’ flags are. We really don’t need to be divided by any such spurious basis as ‘race’ – a vile outdated C19th concept. Let’s just have the one national flag, please: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/what-a-great-idea-get-rid-of-a-flag-for-everyone-replace-it-with-one-for-08-of-people.html

04/07/2022: Fascinating, beautiful noctilucent clouds: https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/rare-clouds-that-glow-in-the-dark-are-the-most-vibrant-in-15-years/ar-AAZ5Nks

04/07/2022: The ‘last testament of George Macdonald Fraser published on the occasion of his death (in 2008) – a must read. There is not much here (if anything ) I disagree with: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-506219/The-testament-Flashmans-creator-How-Britain-destroyed-itself.html

Another 100 year old veteran expressing much the same view, “the country is going to hell in a handbasket”: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/100-year-old-decorated-veteran-breaks-crying-not-country-fought-video/

04/07/2022: A harbinger of things to come – South Africa’s grid collapses. The legacy of Mandela and like leftists. Let’s not forget either that he murdered around 100,000 of his fellow (black) countrymen by ‘necklacing – if you don’t remember what that was, it involved tying them up, placing a car tyre over their heads then setting it alight. It will only get worse from here on in. Don’t let’s have Australia follow suit, please: https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/07/02/south-africans-left-in-the-dark-after-grid-collapse-n480287 & https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/south-africa-grid-struggling-with-national-rolling-blackouts-strikes-corruption-and-no-respect-for-coal-power/

04/07/2022: When I studied High School Science 60 years ago we learned about the ‘Carbon Cycle’  amongst other such ‘natural’ cycles. But NB they were ‘cycles’. Over a period of time carbon was cycled through the world’s natural systems eventually finding its way back to where it had begun. It would be most unfortunate for life on earth (composed as it is of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen) if this was not so – else life would clearly (soon geologically) cease. Carbon does get ‘locked up’ for awesome periods of time (eg in ‘fossil’ fuels and even moreso in carbonate rocks (like limestone). Fortunately there are also natural processes which ‘unlock’ it or after a while there would be insufficient to maintain life on earth. After a long succession of Ice Ages this is just about the situation we find ourselves in. It is a moot point whether life itself could survive another ice age when the CO2 in the air was dissolved in the oceans to such an extent as to be insufficient (in the atmosphere) to maintain photosynthesis. The so-called ‘pre-Industrial’ level of aprox 250ppm is just about the lowest limit consistent with life on the planet. In any case life would not survive its falling a further 100ppm whereas there was a wonderful exuberance of life in earlier geological eras when it was in excess of 20,000ppm…“Bjorn Lomborg…shows clearly that the risk of death from extreme weather events in 2020 is a mere 1 per cent of what it was in 1920” https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/07-08/the-madness-of-net-zero/

Of course there is also a Nitrogen Cycle (nitrogen composing 70% of the atmospehere if you have forgotten and not .04% like CO2). At present the Dutch Government is so concerned about nitrogen they are trying to shut down farming (just like Sri Lanka). This will not end well either: https://www.news.com.au/national/dutch-farmers-form-tractor-blockade-in-massive-protest-over-nitrogen-policy/video/adbb4e2535f28567319a6d8f6db8c41c

03/07/2022: Who’d have thought – the Jurassic dinosaurs loved the cold, just like the Tuatara. No doubt they were warm-blooded and as woolly as any mammoth: https://scitechdaily.com/study-of-ancient-mass-extinction-reveals-dinosaurs-took-over-earth-amid-ice-not-warmth/

03/07/2022: So the AEMO has a $300+ billion plan to ‘ditch’ coal and replace it with something which any child ought to be able to  see would not work! Great! We pay these idiot bureaucrats far too much. Also, whilst there is zero ‘problem’ with (heat from) CO2 which is wholly beneficial in every other way - note the vast increase in forested areas (and life) as a result of adding it to the atmosphere – an area roughly three times Australia so far over the last approx forty years, if you really wanted to reduce CO2 (a most unwise idea as it might lead to life itself not surviving the next Ice Age - which is inevitable anyway) surely the AEMO ought to be able to see that the only (currently) available technology of replacing it with a reliable power supply is nuclear. Idiots!

03/07/2022: Wadeye – what a terrible place. This is not a solution to anything. We really should not keep such hell-holes going. I for one would not be picking up garbage and s—t left behind by my able bodied students. I would never be a servant. They in turn need to learn (whether they be black white or brindle) that if they want to have a living they need to do something for that living otherwise it should be withdrawn: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2008/12/wadeye-failed-state-as-cultural-triumph/

03/07/2022: When I was a small boy Britain, (it’s a small island of Europe you know), controlled around a quarter of the land area of the earth and a similar proportion of its people. Mostly for the good, I believe. But that was ‘colonialism’ and after WW2 it had to go. Now along comes China which now controls more, and mostly it is not good – but who says anything against it? Not colonialism I guess. Not racist either. Poppycock. Like Islam China is an enormous evil. Mordor if you like: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/some-imperial-colonization-is-fine-after-all-china-controls-africa-and-nobody-cares/ 

02/07/2022: Now the Census shows that the majority of ‘us’ are members of the ‘Third Wave’ maybe it is time for constitutional recognition of this group through having their own representatives. I am myself a member of the Second Wave so a completely downtrodden group nowadays: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/identity/2022/06/a-voice-for-wogs-huns-balts-poms-and-paddys/

02/07/2022: The notion of ‘customary law’ (a vile idea) is just another reason to reject the concept of ‘separate development’ in Oz, or ‘apartheid’ as it was once called. Frankly it made more sense in SA – probably still does, as the country is now dominated by one tribe: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/06/traditional-culture-is-the-problem-not-the-solution/

02/07/2022: I like what the Supreme Court has been doing in the US ie throwing decision making back to the elected bodies. First abortion, now CO2 (next single-sex marriage?). If ‘the people’ want to destroy themselves (democratically) that is their business,. It should not be done by faceless bureaucrats. BTW – a court has nothing to do with public opinion: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/us-supreme-court-puts-unelected-deep-state-kingmakers-back-in-their-box/

02/07/2022: If there is so much ‘global warming’ why is it getting colder? The Tropics (for example) are registering down .37C compared with the forty year average. The world as a whole is only up .06C degrees. These are very trivial variations from an enormously stable climate. Why is the climate so awesomely stable? Do you suppose the alarmists have overlooked a huge thermostat which controls the weather? Almost certainly: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/01/satellite-data-coolest-monthly-global-temperature-in-over-10-years/

01/07/2022: I wonder whether this space-plane will ever fly? I’m sure Al Gore and his associates will want one though: https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-hypersonic-jet-take-you-anywhere-on-earth-within-one-hour-20220617

01/07/2022: These guys are just getting too big. Soon they will be muscling us out of our homes: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/new-bacterium-roughly-the-size-shape-of-an-eyelash-smashes-size-record/

01/07/2022: Is there a solution to our electrical crisis? We should listen to the experts. This guy is an expert: https://latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/news/2022/06/29/comment-a-look-at-the-current-electricity-landscape/?fbclid=IwAR2VesUFqhVJRc4cKAdaYlIU8Eru40O8Ag-FBkR-HY2NWlopfMSh5tga9j4

01/07/2022: The invasion of the Ukraine is an example of ‘toxic masculinity’? Boris has clearly never heard of Margaret Thatcher (or Golda Meyer). The Brits need to ditch this Bozo: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/boris-youre-an-idiot.html

30/06/2022: Some very big fish still in the Mekong: https://www.popsci.com/environment/largest-freshwater-fish/

30/06/2022: Greta’s mess – this is the rubbish left behind at Glastonbury after Greta’s climate speech. These people really care about the environment: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/climate-freak-photo-of-the-day/

30/06/2022: Interesting to see a graphic of the kind of limits on abortion folks are talking about. Few people would argue against a ‘morning after’ pill. Most would be OK  for the first 4- 6 weeks. After that the situation gets increasingly complex. Clearly after around 20 weeks when the baby could survive birth it becomes a very grey area indeed. You are after all always talking about taking a human life: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/europe-has-more-restrictive-abortion-law-than-u-s/

30/06/2022: I completely agree with this (and it’s not an improvement), “Christian doctrines have simply been replaced by hard-line secular ideologies, which are frequently more dogmatic, intolerant, and hostile to non-believers, blasphemers, and apostates… ‘What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?’https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/christianity-becomes-a-minority-but-religion-is-on-the-rise/

29/06/2022: Well, 1000km on a single charge – who’d have thought? https://newatlas.com/automotive/mercedes-eqxx-1202km-ev-range-record/

29/06/2022: Thank you Jim Steele. A ‘must read’. An educated layman’s explanation of how the ‘greenhouse effect’ actually works and why CO2 is not a problem at all, “So beware of anyone telling you that increasing CO2 is increasingly trapping heat and causing a climate crisis. They are either ignorant of the science, or dishonestly manipulating your thinking to advance their political agendas” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/28/media-claims-co2-traps-heat-a-big-lie-or-a-big-stupid/

29/06/2022: The head of the British Army speaks out – a long read but a worthwhile one. We will ignore him at our extreme peril: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/british-army-chief-i-intend-to-mobilise-the-british-army-to-deter-russia.html

29/06/2022: Listen up Lysistrata: abortion is not contraception. Instead, it is a very serious decision to kill a baby. Should this be a ‘right’ for just one parent though eg right up to the moment of birth? Imagine the furore if only male parents had the right to kill their children: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/democrats-go-on-sex-strike/

28/06/2022: Not so long ago we measured our standard of progress  by how many millions of tonnes of steel and coal we produced (for example), but the West as been giving up such progress, while China has not: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/energy-is-power-but-the-wests-is-starving-itself/

28/06/2022: Mostly from the poor to the rich as it turns out! “At least the leftist Potsdam Institute’s Professor Ottmar Edenhofer has the courage to say out loud what is becoming more obvious by the day. ‘One has to free oneself,’ he says, ‘from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth’.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/perhaps-in-the-next-life/

28/06/2022: I think we can learn from the French police: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/27/climate-activists-discover-french-police-dont-use-glue-solvent/

28/06/2022: What utter bulls—t: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/australias-health-department-provides-78-word-answer-to-what-is-a-woman.html

27/06/2022: Oz is back in the space race – a very long while since ‘Blue Streak’: https://www.skynews.com.au/business/science/nasa-launches-rockets-from-northern-territory-space-centre/video/5879fe829043008e2766d7c0b5783080

27/06/2022: The Atomic Bomb – it wasn’t just the war against Japan that the bomb ended but also the Soviet conquest of Europe: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/06/24/16-july-1945-the-day-the-a-bomb-stopped-the-war-in-europe/ 

27/06/2022: Has the great green unraveling begun? One can only hope: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/climate-pledges-vanish-in-europe/

27/06/2022: Yet another ‘aboriginal massacre’ proved an invention: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/06/risdon-cove-the-truth-massacred/

26/06/2022: Another baby mammoth – soon they will have enough of these little guys to bring them back from extinction: https://yukon.ca/en/news/mummified-baby-woolly-mammoth-found-gold-miner-klondike

26/06/2022: Perhaps getting your flu vax is a no-brainer after all: https://scitechdaily.com/flu-vaccination-linked-to-40-lower-risk-of-alzheimers-disease/

26/06/2022: Justice for Justine? Any day I expect they will declare an open season against Aussies in the US: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2022/06/25/privilege-somali-cop-who-shot-unarmed-woman-in-minneapolis-to-be-released-less-than-five-years-later-n1608138

26/06/2022: Do you suppose Walt himself would support all this gay stuff? I remember both Mickey and Donald only having nephews rather than children but they did both have girlfriends (who strangely enough only had nieces): https://www.dailywire.com/news/disneys-strange-world-film-to-include-openly-gay-teen-romance & https://ace.mu.nu/archives/399695.php

25/06/2022: The sad decline of English. You can tell neither Della nor I is still there: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2022/06/the-vicious-circle-in-the-teaching-of-english/

25/06/2022: Great news for the deaf (like me) I don’t think. What, every time I need to change my hearing aid batteries (every few days) I will have to do so with some kind of miniature screwdriver? Great: https://www.9news.com.au/national/new-australian-laws-on-button-batteries-take-effect-today/c5053294-ebd3-48a6-a8e9-145004a69758?ocid=social-9newsP

25/06/2022: This is a British Medical Journal study: “The excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest surpassed the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group in both Pfizer and Moderna trials (2.3 and 6.4 per 10,000 participants, respectively)”. Yet such dangerous vaccines were (and still are) mandated and even inflicted on children at almost zero risk from the disease itself: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4125239

25/06/2022: In the US they have a coalition of dark political forces people are calling the ‘Uniparty’ and which I long ago called out as ‘fascism’ which defies ‘populism’ or what we used to call ‘democracy’ ie ‘the will of the people’. We have been seeing this in Oz too with the election of the awful ‘Teals’ and ‘Greens’ to so many seats and now with the election of a ‘Labor’ Government by only 32% of voters. These are dark days my friends: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/this-is-how-democracy-dies-not-in-darkness-but-in-plain-sight-live-on-c-span/

Michael Baume explains how all is not yet lost (though it certainly seems that way): https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/business-robbery-etc-95/

Meanwhile the Supreme Court’s decision is to let the citizens decide (what the constitution intended). Of course such an ‘undemocratic’ decision will be met with violence and rioting: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/06/24/read-it-heres-the-supreme-courts-basis-for-overruling-roe-and-casey-n2609277

24/06/2022: Here’s a neat puzzle: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/math/a39818039/missing-square-puzzle/

24/06/2022: The Science is Proven:

24/06/2022: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Why ‘aid’ never works – a must read: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/06/a-needed-farewell-to-alms/

24/06/2022: The reality is that every day the Ukrainians are losing hundreds of soldiers. They have also irrevocably lost the East of their country which is responsible for 80% of their GDP to Russia. It will be (has already been) annexed. The Ukraine was already an economic basket case before the current war – obviously even moreso now. If what remains of it is allowed to join the EU it will be an enormous drain on its economy for decades – and a source of problems. I suspect Putin has won. It may even be that he had right on his side from the beginning, if there ever is such a thing. I have long thought that the West needed to make a rapprochement with Russia because there were worse enemies (Islam and China presently. In the future other dangers will emerge particularly in Africa): https://weltwoche.ch/daily/this-war-has-been-lost-a-long-time-ago/

23/06/2022: New York sure is a fun place – mostly because of the welfare state I suspect: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/new-york-the-jungle.html

23/06/2022: The Nanny State gone mad: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/eat-crickets-potential-victorian-ban-on-hunters-sharing-meat/

23/06/2022: Chris Bowen is simply nuts. There is no such thing as ‘firmed renewables’ and possibly never will be, however there has been cheap safe nuclear power for over 70 years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/21/aussie-energy-minister-nuclear-advocates-are-dangerously-ignorant/

When times get tough people want coal: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/europe-wants-coal-austria-netherlands-switch-on-old-coal-plants-poland-pays-for-coal-to-homes/

23/06/2022: The greens have always been vermin. Surely one day an open season will be declared on them: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/vermin.html

22/06/2022: 10 Times Socialism Actually Worked: https://babylonbee.com/news/10-times-socialism-actually-worked

22/06/2022: Blame Trump for the recession! I notice we are starting to get the same meme from the Albanese Government here – the disasters they are currently creating were all Morrison’s fault. Of course: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/predictable-democrats-now-blame-trump-historic-inflation-numbers-video/

22/06/2022: Finally we begin to learn that the Uvalde school massacre was down to police failing to do their jobs (rather like the LIndt Café siege) or were ordered not to do their jobs. Just imagine they were standing in the corridor outside with loaded rifles and bullet-proof shields with only an unlocked door separating them from a perpetrator who was massacring children one by one: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/breaking-uvalde-official-admits-policenever-touched-door-see-locked-breached-video/

22/06/2022: We voted for this? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/new-labor-senator-i-want-to-normalise-hijab-wearing.html

21/06/2022: Maybe they just got old – we are both having difficulty opening jars now: https://babylonbee.com/news/anthropologists-believe-that-all-female-amazon-tribe-collapsed-because-nobody-could-get-any-jars-open

21/06/2022: Good news I guess, but do I want to know – surely I just forgot where I left my keys: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-brain-scan-alzheimer-disease.html

21/06/2022: It would be very disquieting if one of the purposes of the mRNA vaccines was human sterilisation: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/urgent-the-covid-vaccine-paper-on/comments

21/06/2022: When will Oz realize we can’t get by without fossil fuels and that huge investment is needed to replace those useless ‘renewables’ with a reliable power supply: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-fire-up-coal-plants-as-russia-turns-down-the-gas/a-62182321

20/06/2022: A line by line explanation of the US coup from President Trump: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/president-trumps-response-to-the-democrat-insurrectionists.html

20/06/2022: “If we want the best for our kids, we can’t outsource parenting for 40 hours a week while they turn our children into little Marxists.” – Kirk Cameron

20/06/2022: Great headline: Earth to Bowen – we need the power on 24/7: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-insane-energy-policy-makes-power-more-expensive-and-less-reliable/news-story/42b435abbb393f5772d55a98dc726afd  

19/06/2022: A robot in your brain: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-microrobot-device-brain-hemorrhages-due.html

19/06/2022: Happy 80th Paul MCCartney: https://quillette.com/2022/06/18/mccartney-at-80/ & https://pjmedia.com/columns/chris-queen/2022/06/18/happy-80th-birthday-paul-mccartney-n1606221

19/06/2022: Australian prehistory we are no longer allowed to investigate: https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past?s=w & https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past-b3d?s=w & https://stoneageherbalist.substack.com/p/the-problems-of-australias-deep-past-c2d?s=w

19/06/2022: Of course Ian Plimer is right: there has never been a single shred of evidence that human emissions cause ‘global warming’ or that it will even be (again) as warm as it was was in the Middle Ages just 500 years ago when they grew wine in Scotland and farmed in Greenland: https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/aussie-life-74/

18/06/2022: Otherwise known as ‘the blood battery’! A very good question: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/08/is-it-ethical-to-purchase-an-ev-lithium-battery-powered-vehicle/

Why not use them to back up ‘the blood panels’? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/06/bidens-blood-panels-suspect-solar-panel-import-restrictions-eased/

18/06/2022: How poor renewables really are: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/global-woe-the-transition-has-stalled-the-world-is-using-more-fossil-fuels-than-ever/

18/06/2022: Who would have thought that Keating’s introduction of compulsory superannuation would be a financial disaster: https://www.afr.com/policy/tax-and-super/would-taxpayers-be-better-off-if-superannuation-never-existed-20220617-p5aug7?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0QRrHtaIUhpzhcOzQ1aKeCi2tqXi_cnNDAGbJ8OtCPo3IUfEPUyFf8PR4#Echobox=1655449751

17/06/2022: Who would want to be a police officer in these circumstances. The policeman had to respond astonishingly quickly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y09g2tNGHrg

17/06/2022: God is no longer a man – and other woke follies: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/catholic-mass-converting-to-celebration-of-woke-welcome-to-country-god-gets-regendered-climate-refug.html

17/06/2022: These are the guys who brought us ‘stagflation’ last time – see photo (Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden). Nothing to worry about here surely: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2022/06/15/here-comes-stagflation-n1605413 But consider this, if Joe Biden seriously wanted to destroy America what would he be doing differently? For Oz just substitute Anthony Albanese. Just in the last 24 hours we have had a minimum wage rise of 5.2% (watch your hats folks) , the end of secure electricity and an announcement that China ‘owns’ Taiwan, and now another new insane ‘net zero’ target. These guys are bonkers or evil or both: https://issuesinsights.com/2022/06/08/if-biden-intended-to-destroy-america-what-would-he-be-doing-differently/

17/06/2022: The cost and replacement cycle of renewables is just astonishing. No way can any country afford this nonsense: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/06/16/guest-post-dr-faustus-mondays-experts-on-the-energy-crisis/

16/06/2022: One lucky cat: https://wafflesatnoon.com/cat-on-hang-glider/

16/06/2022: The engineering and economic costs of ‘green hydrogen’ make this ‘solution’ actually impossible. Think again emerald darlings: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/14/hydrogen-is-unlikely-ever-to-be-a-viable-solution-to-the-energy-storage-conundrum/

16/06/2022: Yes, “Mental Toughness is particularly worth promoting among the young, a stance that seems at least somewhat at odds with today’s self-care narrative. Says Chawla, “I would define mental toughness as grit. Tenacity. And a fairly big chunk of that is having some discipline over your own impulses—doing things even when your mind is objecting. This idea is now reviled in mainstream culture in favor of approaches such as, ‘be gentle with yourself.’ [But] if you’re always gentle with yourself you will stagnate and grow weak and fragile.” If our goal is to uphold and not erode mental toughness, it is surely unhelpful to applaud iconic role models for extolling fragility” https://quillette.com/2022/06/12/the-burden-of-the-best/

16/06/2022: Scary: Couldn’t fight our way out of a wet paper bag: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/china-rising-the-adf-have-nothing/

It is all too likely that (as we have almost always done) we are preparing for the last war but not the next: https://richardsonpost.com/adam-piggott/27408/the-paradigm-shift-in-war/

15/06/2022: F Break: F Break is at the end of ‘The Cape’ Road off the Cape Paterson Rd between Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson. This part of the world used to be a great delight but there is much development going on nowadays so it is being spoiled, alas. Still you can see it now before it is altogether ruined.

Mind you, no-one much is walking or camping along the beach itself. You can walk all the way from Phillip Island and continue on all the way to Wilsons Prom if you so desire. Along this section you will find small seeps coming out of the cliffs. These can be wiped up with a cloth, squeezed into a billy the filtered to make drinking water.

It is a very pleasant day walk from Harmers Haven to Cape Paterson where you can buy excellent counter lunches. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/06/13/f-break/

15/06/2022: Vitamin D it appears is good for many things: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/one-in-six-dementia-cases-might-be-avoided-with-vitamin-d/

15/06/2022: As energy prices rocket and shortages increase I suspect for many of us winter will mean huddling in bed together as (poor) folk have done for much of history (or die): https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/communal-sleeping-history-sharing-bed

15/06/2022: The Truth about ‘Aboriginal Culture’ – and what happened to it: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/06/the-voice-and-the-end-of-traditional-aboriginal-culture/

15/06/2022: Tough times ahead. In the US mortgage rates are now over 6% and rising, and in China there are runs on banks: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/30-year-mortgage-now-above-6/ & https://www.asiamarkets.com/chinese-banks-run/

14/06/2022: Ultralight Towel: Of course the very best ultralight towel is none at all - but you might not enjoy waiting (maybe in a cold wind) to dry off (though you will). It's not so bad in the summertime but can be a tad testy in the colder weather. The same strategy can be applied to clothes washing - and I have done so for many years, ie just put them on wet after I have washed them as best as I can in the river (without soap). Usually I manage to dry them some overnight eg with the clotheslines in my tents, but not always.

They will be dry in around fifteen minutes on your body if they are the (modern) quick-drying type. This is a fairly rigorous regime of a morning I admit. I always dress in my wet clothes immediately before I set out. You do get used to it. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2022/06/12/ultralight-towel/

14/06/2022: When an elephant doesn’t like you, you’d better watch out: https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/elephant-tramples-woman-to-death-then-attacks-her-corpse-at-funeral/news-story/015696d8a245a347f8c7f75963dfc494

14/06/2022: There are worse things around than covid, the Black Death for example which could make a comeback anytime: https://nypost.com/2022/05/31/gruesome-nose-bleed-fever-death-toll-rises-to-at-least-18/

14/06/2022: So, do you really think Uganda should build a nuclear power station rather than a coal-fired one? (You have forgotten Idi Amin perhaps?) And they are by no means the only one. A very risky world you are building my friends. https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/uganda-to-build-east-africas-first-nuclear-power-plant/

13/06/2022: Remember ‘Mike’ the computer from Heinlein’s ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ who ‘wakes up’? Well, his name is Lamda. Seems to pass the ‘Turing Test’ as a sentient. I can’t tell. Can you? I have known any number of human beings who could not give as good an account of themselves as this. Scary stuff: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/straight-sci-fi-movie-google-suspends-engineer-sounding-alarm-companys-dangerous-sentient-ai-lamda-robot/ & https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917

13/06/2022: Ingenious DIY Hobo Blower Stoves: https://timtinker.com/large-single-pot-ultralight-blower-stove/ & https://timtinker.com/ultralight-wood-stove-in-a-coffee-mug/

This ultralight wood stove has been designed to burn damp, wet or frozen sticks with minimal preparation and should burn much better than natural draft stick burning stoves when using wet sticks. The blower creates a very hot fire on one end of the sticks. While providing intense cooking heat, the stove also heats and dries the incoming fuel sticks, so that they will burn easily when they enter the burn chamber adjacent to the blower air jet.

The Large/Single- ultralight blower stove rolls up to fit in its own large pot for backpacking. It will cook one large pot at a time. However, with a bit of rock trickery, it can also heat another large pot. It has an ultralight titanium body and an anodized aluminium pot. The titanium stove can be rolled up and all parts pack up inside the aluminium cooking pot. Read More: Ingenious Ultralight Blower Stoves

13/06/2022: NZ has decided to starve people to ‘save’ the planet. Not long before farming is banned altogether. The wicked witch must go: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/09/new-zealand-introduces-a-climate-change-meat-tax/

13/06/2022: During this cold wet weather it might be good to reflect that bushfire management has been hijacked by the greens so that conservation is gone for good and lives will be lost: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/the-incredible-international-fire-climate-conference/

13/06/2022: The Ugly Truth about electric vehicles… Raping the earth: https://www.cfact.org/2022/06/07/is-it-ethical-to-purchase-a-lithium-battery-powered-ev/

12/06/2022: DIY Fire Blower: I had been looking at some of erstwhile DIY genius Tim Tinker’s posts, eg Solar Fire Blower, Blower Stoves and USB Fire Blower so I decided to order some 5 volt laptop PC cooling fans from Aliexpress. They cost me US$1.40 each! The 3/4″ (19mm) plumbing fittings were also only 50c or so from Bunnings.

As you can see I have cut one of the fittings down then glued it with Araldite to the cooling fan. I did this so I could attach a roll-up stainless steel foil tube to it (which I did). You could just make the tube by pop-riveting it together as well as pop-riveting it to the fan. This would provide some distance from the heat of the stove you were trying to hyper-oxygenate.

Read More: DIY Fire Blower

12/06/2022: Alas, due to PC ours are no  more, but this is how India’s street dogs spend their days. I can remember when I lived in Sydney in the 1970s watching such dogs regularly catching suburban trains by themselves: https://daily.jstor.org/how-street-dogs-spend-their-days/

12/06/2022: And now for the good news: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10902055/Are-verge-cure-cancer-week-scientists-announced-breakthroughs-vaccine.html

12/06/2022: Indeed, enough is enough. Some great suggestions here, “Four decades of failure to invest in the infrastructure needed to supply our growing population with basic services like water, power, gas and fuel while unwisely investing our limited capital in the black hole of so-called renewable energy and climate change abatement has left our economy incapable of competing with the rest of the world.” https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/australia/2022/06/broad-thoughts-on-a-better-australia/

Viv outs the energy madness pretty succinctly: https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/planned-chaos-in-australias-power-generation/

12/06/2022: More electric car nightmares – why do people even bother: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-hey-lets-drive-all-the-way-from-chi-town-to-new-orleans-in-an-electric-car-itll-be-fun/

11/06/2022: It is a problem isn’t it? While I do believe people should have the option of escaping an intolerable situation (if they wish to) they certainly should not be pressured to do so: https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/the-potential-danger-of-assisted-dying/

11/06/2022: This is just about always the case with mass murderers ie they are mentally ill, give every indication they are planning to perform such gruesome acts yet nothing is done to prevent them. We already have quite sufficient laws to prevent such things without further compromising the freedoms of sane law-abiding citizens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EzgfBMVwFQ

11/06/2022: The climate disobediently keeps defying warmist doomsayer predictions. Where did this cold come from? Enjoy the snow season everyone: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/expert-scientists-wrong-again-bumper-snow-season-kicks-off-in-australia/

11/06/2022: Imagine if lithium is declared an ‘environmental hazard’ (which it clearly is – much worse than lead): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/10/top-producer-albemarle-risks-shutting-german-plant-if-eu-declares-lithium-a-hazard/

10/06/2022: Just an experiment – apparently Facebook will take this cartoon down as they don’t understand satire, or are just too ‘woke’.

10/06/2022: Long since time to encourage kids to ‘look out the window’ especially at ‘the best that has been thought and said’. If teachers do not ‘lift’ children, maybe no-one will: https://nypost.com/2022/06/01/expert-idiocy-on-teaching-kids-to-read-is-beyond-comprehension/

10/06/2022: Recession. Hold your hats, here it comes folks. (And you probably voted for it). This is what you get from foolish ‘spend-a-thons’ which did nothing to mitigate a (deliberate) yet slight ‘pandemic’. To think there are millions of young people brought up with a naïve belief in socialism who have never known a recession. They have a lot to learn. Maybe time to start that veggie garden, or downsize the house and car. Ditch private education. Forget about foreign travel and eating out in restaurants: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/world-bank-signals-global-recession-saying-essentially-no-rebound-expected-several-years-average-inflation-ahead/ & https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/08/mortgage-demand-falls-to-the-lowest-level-in-22-years.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/biden-economy-recession-way-us-gdp-six-months-row-october-2021-last-high/ & https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/australian-residential-land-value-to-gdp-ratio-now-higher-than-japan-at-height-of-1989-bubble/news-story/140872e9ed0fffb9e9a544d3ed68d1fd

10/06/2022: Important thoughts about the Western – a genre I love, “But life for an average citizen of the western community—that is, apart from the railheads, cattle towns, and gold strikes—was far safer than life is today in Chicago, New York, or Baltimore… Importantly, the themes of the American West, self-reliance, individuality, cooperation, trust, perseverance and resourcefulness, remain with us as a nation—must remain, lest our culture and the history that made us, be lost. It is a history of both losers and winners, and all the many that were in-between—the survivors. It is a history that now belongs to my grandchildren and should not be forgotten or destroyed by the political ambition of lesser folk. ” https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/07/westerns-are-us/

09/06/2022: Paragliding could be fun - a young bird I guess: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nature-is-awesome/

09/06/2022: A long trip in an EV is just about impossible (and probably always will be). You have to think about that (greater than 50%) reduction in range, then how long it takes (relatively) to fill the tank. Think of miles long queues at the roadside servos. And then if it gets very cold there will be frozen dead folks huddled in stalled EVs all along freeways. Incidentally they also ‘save’ actually zero carbon when you figure our their total ‘footprint’ – as if that mattered anyway and the world was actually (negatively) affected by CO2. It was much warmer (and colder) in the past with and without it. Think 20,000ppms during Ice Ages or the Vikings living happily in a (forested) Greenland in the Middle Ages for example. This is true: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/trip-in-ev-saves-100-but-costs-hours/

09/06/2022: Unfortunately there is an increasing need for self-protection. The boom in home security products highlights this fact. Police only ever come along and pick up the pieces. They do very little to prevent such incidents if in fact some ‘woke’ police practices don’t even encourage them. I agree that you need a weapon which will deliver multiple very damaging shots quickly. A larger caliber semi-automatic or heavier gauge shotgun are obvious choices. For everyday carry clearly a pistol would be a great idea – but we have been unable to protect ourselves in Vic for nearly a century (after having been able to do so for hundreds of years). During this time crimes against the person have increased hugely. In (future) occasions of heightened (economic) and other insecurity the situation will only worsen. The government does nothing to protect us (quite the reverse) when it denies us the opportunity and right to protect ourselves. Too often the government is the problem, not the solution: https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/07/because-the-ar-15-can-deter-a-mob/

09/06/2022: SADS = Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. This may have something to do with that sudden 21% increase in the death rate I posted about yesterday. You will be hearing more about this: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/sudden-adult-death-syndrome-because-young-people-die-just-like-that/

08/06/2022: Interesting visual illusion. I’m sure the ‘blob seems to grow for you too:

08/06/2022: Why are so many of us suddenly dying – a 21% increase in the death rate would have to be worrying, surely. No wonder the hospitals and ambulances are overwhelmed: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/overall-deaths-in-australia-where?s=r I guess over 1,000 excess deaths in Vic so far this year. Not so many as the 1919 ‘swine flu’ perhaps but when we add up the totals world-wide for this artificial bioweapon (when the final tallies are in – whenever) we will see many millions – all down to the CCP and their ‘running dogs ‘ in the ‘capitalist’ West who sought to profiteer and/or gain prominence via them.

08/06/2022: I always find Bettina Arndt to be interesting and refreshing, “Somehow, we need to convince Coalition politicians that they have long been bleeding votes from ordinary folk who have had a gutful of seeing women endlessly privileged whilst the men they love, their fathers, sons, brothers, and friends, are pushed to the back of the bus and at every point denied fair treatment” https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/pandering-to-women-wont-save-the-libs/

08/06/2022: Stranger and stranger: Apparently the BBC has some difficulty with the concept that if you are a lesbian you can be raped by a ‘woman’ with a penis: https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/rape-victims-testimony-changed-to-avoid-misgendering-attacker/

07/06/2022: Oldest most famous baby passes: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ann-turner-cook-original-gerber-165519712.html

07/06/2022: 1,000 Starships to Mars. Elon thinking big. Maybe time you read Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Mars’ Trilogy too ($6.52 from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Red-Mars-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B000QCS914) : https://www.theepochtimes.com/musk-plans-to-build-1000-starships-to-transport-1-million-people-to-mars-a-fleet-of-modern-noahs-arks_4513578.html

07/06/2022: The covid death data is very strange (https://www.covid19data.com.au/deaths). For example, can anyone explain why Vic has (if anything) a higher death toll than NSW and indeed nearly half the nation’s daily toll whilst having only one quarter of the population? Is maybe Dan’s wonderful Health Dept not doing such a great job? Indeed, could more be done to reduce this awful toll? Is there any reason really for not ensuring  that people have adequate Vitamin D and Zinc levels or are treated expeditiously with Iodine (nasal spray and gargle) on earliest infection and with Ivermectin, Hydrpxychloroquine etc to reduce these terrible numbers. Could Dan actually want us dead? We are up to an average of nearly 20 a day in Vic now (an annualised toll of over 7,000!) https://infogram.com/1pk2mjgqvrqwv0t9r2nn6k3qnlb51w6gdg

07/06/2022: The WEF, “You’ll Own Nothing. And You’ll Be Happy.” So full of creepy ideas (and people of Scottish backgrounds!) Let’s cancel this awful talkfest: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/top-10-creepiest-and-most-dystopian-things-pushed-world-economic-forum-wef

06/06/2022: Amazing behaviour from bison – I have witnessed similar ‘grieving’ with our sheep. They are not ‘just dumb animals’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twN5udogfwc&t=67s

06/06/2022: What sort of state/world are we living in where 2537 children are being completely neglected and 65 have even died? It is easy enough to fix this. It does not need a huge injection of cash, just a return to common sense: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/concerning-backlog-impacting-vulnerable-victorian-kids/news-story/4f36dd5a2745085ed5fdb55430169148

06/06/2022: This young ‘lady’ is going to find getting ‘dates’ a whole lot harder: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/how-class-snobbery-put-a-tradie-on-trial-for-rape/news-story/d03a9e95bda665418305749389cf8119

06/06/2022: This is bizarre: Why for the UN is one mosque massacre so much worse than countless church massacres? When Moslems have killed 60,000 Christians over the last ten years: https://richardsonpost.com/raymond-ibrahim/27256/which-massacre-is-more-important/ Here is (just) the latest massacre in Nigeria (alone) https://torontosun.com/news/crime/at-least-50-killed-in-massacre-at-catholic-church-in-southwest-nigeria Another 50 people dead. If you Google ‘massacre in Nigeria’ you will see that this is by no means a rare occurrence.

05/06/2022: Taking ‘bending over backwards’ to new extremes: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/a-mongolian-contortionist-broke-the-guinness-world-record-by-performing-the-marinelli-bend-for-over-four-minutes/

05/06/2022: A mother showed the kind of courage (and rationality) the police are paid for. Listen to what she says: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/06/guts-plus-mum-should-be-compulsory-viewing-for-all-police-recruits.html

05/06/2022: The whole green energy boondoggle is a dangerous fantasy: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/06/green-energy-chickens-coming-home-roost-bruce-thornton/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/australian_voters_have_set_themselves_up_for_a_green_nightmare.html

05/06/2022: Tiananmen Square Massacre 33 years ago today: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tiananmen-square-massacre-33-years-ago-today/ Today the CCP dictatorship (and its ‘running dogs’ – such as Albo) are as dominant as ever.

04/06/2022: Why did ‘global warming’ stop as long ago as last century. It’s such a spoil-sport. At least it could wait around until all the suicidal economic measures fail to have any effect: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/evidence-suggests-global-warming-ran-steam-years-ago-experts-argue-global-temps-remained-flat-20-years/

04/06/2022: Demographic change is a killer. Actually I am astonished that ‘average’ family incomes anywhere are nearly $120K – where did we miss out? https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/progressive-parties-are-the-party-of-the-rich/

04/06/2022: The US government has been arming Ukraine, because they're allies. The US government has been seeking to disarm Russia, because they're opponents. In totally unrelated news, the US government seeks to disarm you.” Spike Cohen.

04/06/2022: “It follows that, if it happened now, net zero emissions would result in death by starvation of several billion people.” John Reid: https://blackjay.net.au/managing-austerity/

03/06/2022: Happy Birthday Pebbles: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/south-carolina-dog-oldest-living-world

03/06/2022: Hundreds of elderly patients are presenting and many dying from hypothermia (in their own homes) in Melbourne because they cannot afford heating due to the Teal/Green ‘climate’ policies. This evil has to stop: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahi-vulnerable-suffering-at-hands-of-climate-catastrophists/news-story/1f6e7d60ff14b3f37989a79ff294d011

Now Dan’s fracking ban starts to bite as well: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victorias-gas-supply-problem-wont-go-away-quickly-according-to-industry-leader/news-story/95eac6f7a18e3ef5cf1a77813fa7ae16

03/06/2022: Once we could have saved ourselves in 15 years – now, I’m not so sure. We have not trained a single nuclear engineer this century: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/amazing-what-the-west-could-do-france-went-from-0-to-56-nuclear-reactors-in-just-15-years/

03/06/2022: Yes, when 19 people are murdered the real facts are important: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-some-things-in-uvalde-dont-make-sense/

02/06/2022: Go, Johnny, Go: https://www.skynews.com.au/world-news/united-states/johnny-depp-wins-defamation-case-against-amber-heard/video/a0422c89d6581ff7dabcfaa6e3391b81

02/06/2022: Divide and rule in ‘Paradise’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/samoa-signs-bilateral-cooperation-agreement-with-china-backs-china-on-taiwan.html

02/06/2022: A painful birth? Is there anything you can not do to ‘save the planet’: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/follow-the-science-painful-births-might-improve-the-weather-if-we-go-anesthetic-free-will-we-hold-back-the-tide/

02/06/2022: Auron MacIntyre’s ‘Rise of the Midwits’ is an astonishing revelation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agM261CSJU&t=549s

01/06/2022: Even France is now running on low, like the rest of Europe (and Oz) – and all for the same silly reasons (climate etc). Our parents realized that the foundation of their prosperity was cheap and abundant energy – why can’t we figure that out any more: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/06/half-the-french-nuclear-fleet-is-down/

01/06/2022: After the sausage finally dies… “land no longer needed for meat production could be used towards progressive ends, such as the creation of worker-owned farms, returning land to Indigenous nations and peoples, rewilding, and other conservation uses” It is unclear though whether these good folk will be paying us for our Jeeralang hills or whether anyone else actually wants to do the work of looking after them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/31/the-misguided-meat-vortex/

01/06/2022: Why can’t the folk of Melbourne. Kooyong etc who actually vote for this renewables craze actually have them in their neighbourhood and have to gain all their energy from them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/31/gee-whiz-residents-do-not-like-wind-turbines-ee-news-report/

01/06/2022: It is a very different ‘diverse’ Australia to the one I grew up in – see pic. Only one blonde (maybe from a bottle?) out of 22. Let’s hope those (10?) ‘diverse’ folks really are the very best that Australia has on offer. Does anyoe else really believe that: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/32-sorry-therapeutic-albo-2-out-of-3-aussies-dont-want-you.html BTW: Will Albo’s anti-corruption commission finally arrest and gaol Gillard, Wilson and Shorten for example? Don’t hold your breath!

31/05/2022: Destroying a 1,000 year old forest to build wind turbines to protect us from an imaginary (CO2) threat makes me both sad and angry: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/cult-of-green-because-no-1000-year-old-forest-is-complete-without-industrial-wind-turbines/

31/05/2022: Undoubtedly the worst thing the Liberal Party has done recently is to expel Bernie Finn. It needs more such principled conservatives, not fewer. The National’s dumping of Barnaby is another such folly: https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/a-tough-week-to-be-a-victorian-liberal/

31/05/2022: 14 lessons from the Uvalde tragedy: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/wayne-root-14-lessons-every-conservative-patriot-learned-tragic-texas-school-shooting-hint-democrats-will-shocked-horrified/ Even more significantly: https://nypost.com/2022/05/27/we-overlook-a-significant-factor-in-mass-shootings-fatherlessness/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=android_nyp

Of course schools can be protected (like banks): https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/05/there_is_a_way_to_stop_school_shootings.html

31/05/2022: Heinlein’s crazy years: Man dressed as woman in wheelchair shouting "think of the earth" hurls cake at Mona Lisa painting.

30/05/2022: Not nearly enough data (yet) really – eg the average age/health status of the victims. Still 1740 dead this year (only four months of 2022) is a lot: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/professor-peter-doherty-theres-no-zero-baseline-for-determining-vaccine-efficacy/news-story/cab6080a3d67b4590d80770cb4890629 The greatest wickedness is that (still) long-established prevention and treatment are not being widely used. These elderly people are often still poor in zinc and Vitamin D for example which would help prevent respiratory infections. They also do not have access to cheap effective remedies as the first line of action ie, Betadine nasal spray and gargle (to reduce viral load) and eg ivermectin and/or hydroxychloroquine which have both been shown in hundreds of studies to reduce illness and death rates.

30/05/2022: Cannon-Brookes really intends to close down the remaining coal-fired electricity generators ASAP. He has clearly got control of AGL today. This is the same strategy which eliminated the mountain cattlemen in Vic, ie basically greens buying up assets then closing them down. Unless there is public or government intervention (unlikely now) this will quickly result in electricity shortages and economic collapse which will blight the rest of our lives. Wake up Australia. The Teal-Green enemy is inside the gates.

30/05/2022: God (or the Govt) help us if MIT don’t know:To enable economical long-duration energy storage (> 12 hours), the DOE should support research, development, and demonstration to advance alternative electrochemical storage technologies that rely on earth-abundant materials. Cost, lifetime, and manufacturing scale requirements for long-duration energy storage favor the exploration of novel electro-chemical technologies, such as redox-flow and metal-air batteries that use inexpensive charge-storage materials and battery designs that are better suited for long-duration applications. (Emphasis in original.). The feds will “support research” into “novel technologies,” of course using the infinite money pile, and the technology will magically appear. And what exactly is the technology that will then emerge to rescue us? They have no idea” : https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2022-5-26-mit-weighs-in-on-energy-storage (Long) before you decide to mandate something you need to know that is actually feasible. To power a large city (new York, Melbourne etc) for a solar and wind drought of eg a week (a regular occurrence) you would need a battery a cubic kilometer (or so) in dimension. Imagine the fire if such a battery ignited! But where would you access the materials to build such a battery, how long would it last, how reliable would it be – and how much would it cost? This needs to be compared with the alternatives, eg new fossil or nuclear powered stations.

29/05/2022: Another problem with electric windows. I think people are just too enamoured of electrical gadgets. I predict that the fear of being incinerated/drowned will seriously affect the uptake of electric vehicles: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tesla-catches-fires-at-intersection/

29/05/2022: Still (Always?) playing ‘catch-up’ on Defence: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/if-threats-of-a-pacific-war-became-reality-how-prepared-is-australia/news-story/b77751f7d2b40b06be70e5f60695b1bf

29/05/2022: How much truth is there in the story of North Korea’s low covid fatality rate: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/north-korea-accused-lying-tiny-covid-death-rate-urging-public-treat-symptoms-tea-salt-water-ibuprofen/

29/05/2022: One week out and the Labor Party still doesn’t have a majority. It is looking more like an awful Labor-Greens coalition: https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HousePartyRepresentationLeading-27966.htm

28/05/2022: Fawcett’s lost cities of the Amazon really did exist: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lost-cities-of-the-amazon-discovered-from-the-air-180980142/

28/05/2022: If only we were a little more like Finland: https://www.rferl.org/a/finland-russia-nato-analysis/31869756.html

28/05/2022: Forget about giving more power to commie shill Tedros: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/who-chief-wants-to-run-the-world-for-china-biden-boris-albanese-is-ok-with-that-but-africa-puts-the-brakes-on/ & https://www.facebook.com/100059886518825/videos/584238123039468

28/05/2022: In Oz our security services manage to prevent many of these horrific incidents because just like these latest two incidents in the US there is frequently prior warning, but we are now 24 hour surveilling around 1,000 folk (that we have been told about): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/retired-federal-agent-regular-communication-buffalo-shooter-may-advance-notice-gendrons-plans-murder-black-people/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/two-unnamed-boys-age-shooter-arrested-2018-planning-columbine-style-shooting-uvalde-school-2022/

Wow! That was close! What a hero though: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/photos-of-off-duty-border-agent-who-killed-salvador-ramos/

27/05/2022: A Japanese man now identifies as a dog – you can be whatever you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpyUgXyTXhc

27/05/2022: What the world ‘needs’ right now – a carbon footprint tracker and carbon ‘rationing’, but not of course if you need a personal jet to fly to Davos: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/alibaba-president-shares-world-economic-forum-carbon-footprint-tracker-technology-individuals/ Remember back in 1972 when we had ‘just’ 10 years to save the planet: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/climate-nazi-wants-to-track-your-climate-footprint/

27/05/2022: You thought it was over? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/south-australia-has-gone-mad/ PS: You can now have Novavax as a booster if you refuse mRNA vaccines.

27/05/2022: Realistically the DIY FGC-9 semi-automatic spelled the end for gun control measures. Mental health measures (as well as better - especially school - security) might just be more useful in preventing awful disasters like Uvalde. We are not immune here in Oz: https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/building-the-fgc-9-getting-started-with-3d-printing-part-1/ Imagine there being no-one (and no thing) in the school to prevent (or respond to) such an event. Imagine also the police waiting outside preventing eg parents from entering – remember the Lindt Café siege -  (for an hour) while the maniac murdered the children until he was shot by an off-duty border officer!

See Also: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/crime-gangs-build-untraceable-ghost-guns-including-glocks-and-semiautomatic-rifles/news-story/55261a15255e934f18b3a2a717136e7d

26/05/2022: The Thanatosdrakon “dragon of death’ with a 30 foot (10 metre) wingspan – sure glad this guy isn’t still around here: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2022/05/24/argentina-scientists-discover-dragon-of-death-fossil/8821653431164/

26/05/2022: Can you believe Bob Dylan is 81? Oh, we are getting ancient here at Jeeralang Junction too: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/05/not-dark-yet-contd-6.php 

26/05/2022: More about the Jan 6 conspiracy – the USA really did suffer a coup in 2020: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/its-the-cover-up-that-gives-it-away-the-jan-6-rioters-the-fbi-dont-want-to-catch/

26/05/2022: The tyranny of climate compliance: The cheapest new car in Australia (at present ie May 2022) is the Mitsubishi Mirage (Drive away A$17490) approx 700 km range: https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/the-10-cheapest-cars-on-sale-in-australia Say you drove it for twenty years (300,000km) then threw it away. Annual (capital) cost is $1500 per year. Most of us can afford that. For comparison, the Jones family ‘normally’ buy a second-hand (often damaged eg by hail) car for around $1500 with around 150,000km on the clock. We usually have little trouble driving them for a further 150,000 km (or ten years!) without spending any money except on tyres, oil, spark plugs, filters, brake pads, shockers perhaps – all work done myself. I have a paddock full of them as proof! They are probably still worth $500-$1000 so let’s say an annual cost of approx $100 per year – at most $150! We have been doing that for forty+ years! The cheapest electric car in Australia is the Renault Zoe at $40990 plus on road costs so approx $44,000 drive away (Range maybe 300 km). Of course there will never be ‘cheap’ second-hand electric cars because once the battery needs replacing it is ‘cheaper’ to replace the car! It is unlikely you will get more than ten years out of the battery anyway so the annual cost of an electric car is $5000 per year, around 50 times what we normally spend! Apart from not being able to afford electricity, cooking or heating (and probably food) ordinary people are not going to be able to afford personal transport under the teal-green agenda.

25/05/2022: Cats: I have been wondering about them. We haven’t had one for very many years ourselves (though I quite like them personally) and also have a vermin-proof fence so foxes are excluded (even though I admire foxes but do not appreciate them eg eating all our lambs). Like everyone else we have had a rodent plague (especially this year) which other predators (owls, hawks etc) have not kept up with. I have been wondering whether the ‘demonisation’ of cats is at all justified. A few years ago I discovered (evidence from the WA government’s cat and fox baiting strategy)  that targeting foxes alone ended up causing a larger (90%!) drop in native critters (because of the build up of cats whom foxes also predate) than actually doing nothing. This rather surprised me. Over there they decided to target both together and developed a bait for cats (unavailable in the East apparently). I have always noticed that cats kill a really lot of rodents – at least ten times (I reckon) the number of birds they also unfortunately do take (one of the reasons we don’t have one). However, we have had this dreadful build-up of rodents and possums (and because someone is feeding them) of kookaburras. All these things are known dreadful predators of birds. Many small birds have almost disappeared from our garden (despite the vermin-proof fence). Eg we have not seen a wagtail for nearly two years. The last one/s we saw were disappearing down the maw of the kookaburras. I am actually wondering whether the anti-cat strategy is actually harming birds because of the build-up of these other nasty predators which cats would help to control. Rats and possums (particularly) eat a huge number of eggs and baby birds. PS: I notice the emerald folk are now calling for the banning of rodent poisons – if successful, that should add a further disastrous element to this ecological apocalypse! I really hope Australia doesn’t become like NZ (where they now have less then 1% of the native bird population they once had) through misplaced ‘conservation’ strategies.

25/05/2022: Apparently there are people who didn't realise this was satire.


25/05/2022: Another Earth – maybe somewhere to go to get away from this mess: https://www.sci-nature.com/2022/05/its-official-astronomers-have.html?fbclid=IwAR3zPXnPmL5ewNYo3fxIxfmkCZ-3Yefg6YlV8yzp9q9l-5tp0tFPYHSSwlU

25/05/2022: Demographic change is a killer – in the long run it will be more of a killer for Labor if  the Libs decide to man up and concentrate on winning the hearts and minds of real working Australians, “the Coalition now holding 16 of the 20 poorest federal seats. From the UK to the US and in Australia the rich are voting for Leftist options while the working and middle class are turning to conservative parties. In Australia Labor holds more of the top 20 wealthiest electorates than the Liberal party while the Coalition dominates in the seats with the lowest average household incomes.

These are people who weren’t born into wealth but work hard to create financial security for their families. They care about energy costs more than emission targets. They care about their children being properly educated rather than indoctrinated in school. They love their country and are not embarrassed by it like so many privileged and self-loathing Greens and teals” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahi-the-teal-mps-were-expecting-to-wield-enormous-power-but-are-now-redundant/news-story/9d77556decdce4322387d36109d00221

25/05/2022: Astonishing: Australia is already well ahead of net zero yet for bizarre ideological reasons we must suffer more. Australia already sequesters some five times as much carbon dioxide as it emits. A genuine scientist (Prof Ian Plimer) explains in great detail how this works: https://spectator.com.au/2022/05/australia-is-already-at-net-zero/ (PS: You may have to get a (free for three articles per week ) subscription to read this.

24/05/2022: The Liberals were warned (repeatedly), ‘Go Woke, Go Broke!’ Why you should subscribe to The Spectator even just the free to read three articles per week edition (however it only costs $4 a week for full digital access). If you had you would have received this (Double Shot) gem today by Alexandra Marshall,

“The Liberals were warned (repeatedly), ‘Go Woke, Go Broke!’ If nothing else, this federal election served as a reckoning against the soggy, wet, gangrenous Liberals sitting in wealthy Sydney seats. The ‘we’re so much smarter than everyone else’ MPs who ran election campaigns that looked as if they were copied straight off the Climate 200 website lost en masse. The Sharmas, Zimmermans, and Frydenbergs.

    As for voters, what happened on Saturday was entirely predictable. It has long been said that Climate Change is a death cult. Its architects have spent years terrifying children and guilt-tripping their wealthy parents. The only thing left to do was sit this guilt-ridden privileged class in front of a polling booth and offer them a way to ‘virtue signal’ out of sin. It was like dropping a coin into the collection plate. One vote – guaranteed saviour status. The consequence of this selfish action will be felt by the poorer electorates next door who already struggle to afford the necessary energy to heat their homes in the freezing Winter that isn’t supposed to exist.

    All of us must pay extra tax to sate the original sin of fantasy climate guilt, but when the apocalypse fails to manifest and all the sacred relics and priests are de-frocked, a different sort of blue sea will rise. Editor Rowan Dean said it best on Sunday morning, ‘Scott Morrison and the Coalition did not lose government last night. They lost it on November 1 last year, when Scott Morrison stood in front of an adoring crowd of climate cultists in Glasgow and committed Australia to the ridiculous pledge of “Net Zero by 2050”.’

    Conservatives have tough years ahead of them, but according to some commentators, this may have been the election they needed to lose in order to expel the wets and rebuild the base. As for the Teals, Greens, and Labor, the problem with building the foundation of a political party on a fiction with an imminent deadline is that the deadline will come to pass – and then what? As Andrew L. Urban writes, Climate Change is the wolf that isn’t there. While Climate Change’s use-by date sits a few years off, Kristina Keneally finally failed her way into oblivion (we hope), managing to lose one of the safest Labor seats around. Thank heavens for small miracles”.

You would also be able to read this subsequent excellent piece by Alexandra: https://spectator.com.au/2022/05/decarbonising-the-liberal-moderates/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020220523%20%20GK&utm_content=MDS%20%2020220523%20%20GK+CID_e903cc33f023769f15f174016ae820a0&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=De-carbonising%20the%20Liberal%20moderates

24/05/2022: Steve Kates is also always worth a read. I particularly liked his quote from ‘Bruce’ from Newcastle today, “Unfortunately to some extent both parties are channeling the insanity of the voters. I was reflecting last night that I’ve been opposing the climate craze for nearly 15 years now, and in that time it has just gotten worse and worse. There’s still nothing much happening in the real world – no actual global warming, none of the dire prognostications. Yet this election is a choice between the totally bonkers Libs and the beyond insane Labor Party. Both are falling over themselves to destroy our country for a myth.

That’s because the voters demand this stupidity. The MSM demands it. The whole of the nation is stuck in a lemming-like race to disaster which only a literal disaster will crack the people out of.

The Covid arc illustrates this. You had guys like McGowan immensely popular for converting his entire state into a prison camp to save the people from a virus so innocuous that people often don’t know they have it. It took two years of disaster – closed businesses, lost jobs, lockdowns, vaccine injuries, masking and elderly parents dying alone for the people to suddenly, overnight, get over it. Now the pollies don’t mention the virus and it’s like it never existed.

The people haven’t yet gotten to this point on the climate scam, but they will once the pain really amps up. Which it is just starting to, particularly electricity and fuel prices. But with the elites all Believing like religious fanatics even that’s not going to be enough. Saving the world syndrome is a very powerful hubristic drug. It may take a full-on political apocalypse to stop these people saving us from an apocalypse which isn’t happening”: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/05/22/about-as-bad-as-it-could-have-been/

24/05/2022: You have some power after all, How to hide your house on every map app: https://www.popsci.com/diy/hide-home-map-apps/

24/05/2022: Already – a link between Monkeypox and the Wuhan lab: https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/05/22/wuhan-assembled-monkeypox-strains/

23/05/2022: The Life & Adventures of John Nicol Mariner, 1822. You should read this (for free) He came on the Lady Juliana (1791) so has interesting first hand observations of early Sydney Town, particularly the behaviour of our ‘indigenous’ denizens whom he found utterly reprehensible: https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks16/1600031h.html

23/05/2022: They told us this?

23/05/2022: A (bare) majority Labor government with less than one-third of the primary vote! I  think this though really was ‘the elephant in the room’. There was zero mention during the election campaign about the ‘climate’. Had there been the outer-suburbanites and rural folk who need to be able to drive cars, have electricity, air cons, wood fires, sheep and cattle and maybe a holiday somewhere else some day would have shouted a big negative ‘No!’ against the greens and like-minded dim-witted people, just as they did when Tony famously admitted that ‘climate change is bullshit’ – as it is. We need a seismic shift to the right in politics, and a lot more truth. Perhaps now the Libs have divested themselves of most of their green fifth columnists it may happen. The older I get the less I want to live in what the world has become. : https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/the-secret-climate-election-we-didnt-know-we-had/

22/05/2022: Should we send them a reply? https://notthebee.com/article/fifty-years-ago-astronomers-detected-what-is-considered-the-best-evidence-of-an-alien-radio-signal-from-space-now-one-astronomer-says-he-may-have-found-out-where-it-came-from

22/05/2022: Monkeypox (a smallpox variant). Is it another ‘gay plague? Anyway the WHO missed it: https://thehill.com/news/ap/ap-health/monkeypox-spreads-in-west-baffling-african-scientists/amp/

Just so sanitary. Forget hand sanitisers and masks: https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/18646557/monkeypox-outbreak-europe-cases-island-festival/

22/05/2022: Remember how they tried organic agriculture in Sri Lanka (and starved)? Imagine what would happen if we abolished farming altogether, but under the teal-greens such a scenario is all too likely. I can’t imagine managing our steep hillsides without sheep – or what more useful product could be produced from them. The good news from the election fiasco is that the ‘conservative’ side of politics has actually lost all its most ‘green’ members. It will not take long for the resultant ‘government ‘disasters to convince the public that a move to the right is what is needed. Expect the next government (after Albanese) to completely reject this green madness: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10828875/George-Monbiot-says-farming-ABOLISHED-save-planet.html


Will our next PM be Dutton or Hastie?


21/05/2022: The ‘democracy snags’ at Yinnar were so good I may go back and vote again a couple of more times. In retrospect I see I should have bought a lot more of them – before they are banned because…cooked on gas, made from beef, methane emissions, etc, etc


21/05/2022: It begins - if you haven't voted yet , do so now. Remember back in 2013 (under Labor) how there were over 100 illegals arriving every single day. since Scott not a single one: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/federal-election/federal-election-2022-live-updates-from-key-electorates-polling-booths/live-coverage/2848ff10c6528c74baf9a400c613af24

21/05/2022: The Voyage of Pytheas: https://www.ancientpages.com/2021/05/29/pytheass-voyage-to-the-arctic-in-325-b-c-and-account-of-thule-the-strange-land-beyond/?fbclid=IwAR0WGF4bVpsLtXjIVqSf8qGdcJ8b1qsP1qLBb7Bq-4AsUx0a-gXiXP-uYDs

21/05/2022: Just a nonsense idea in the first place. We have been able to manage (approx 50-80 year) rotation of sustainable logging in state forests for 150 years whilst preserving the very critters which are now being moved into ‘National Parks’ protection just to be destroyed by vicious uncontrolled wildfires. The greenies really do hate the bush: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/110m-plantation-bid-fails-victorias-timber-shortage-to-worsen/news-story/f9d63028249a536e6acc44832b962f04

21/05/2022: That was a good idea then (This is no ‘junk’ study either). New Study Finds mRNA Vaccines Actually Hurt Long-Term Immunity to Covid Compared to the Unvaccinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/new-study-finds-mrna-vaccines-actually-hurt-long-term-immunity-covid-compared-unvaccinated/

Furthermore those awful masks actually increased your risk of death. Great: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/another-study-confirms-wearing-masks-increases-infection-covid/

21/05/2022: Even on election eve the almost the largest single voting bloc is people who say “a pox on both your houses”. 29%. A record by a long shot. Neither the pollsters nor anyone else can say where all these people's preferences will end up. I am one of them and I know but there are several million others and only a handful of us need to swing one way or another. It is obvious to me that we cannot risk another government dominated by the Green nightmare but it will be an interesting night tonight: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/election-day-anything-but-the-uniparty-majors-a-record-29-of-australians-want-another-choice/ One thing I note, the changes to the Senate voting system (clearly intended to make it harder for minor parties to obtain a ‘quota’) could just as easily lead to the last couple of Senate places failing to get a quota at all! So what happens when (after successive half-Senate elections) the Senate is still undecided? I for one am heartily sick of the two major parties colluding in this way (as they have with several changes to the voting system over the last few years) to ensure that one or other of them has to form government. Such collusion is in fact fascism.

Unfortunately Steve Kates is right. Let’s hope he is not also a Cassandra: https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/05/21/it-would-be-a-madness-to-allow-labor-to-govern-if-it-is-at-all-possible-to-prevent-it/

20/05/2022: Soon from Apple ‘augmented reality’ ie the reality they want you to see: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/19/apple-gave-mixed-reality-headset-demo-to-board-of-directors-report.html

20/05/2022: How would we fare in an intergalactic war? I think Stephen Hawking was right – we should keep a low profile: https://interestingengineering.com/how-to-stop-alien-invasion

20/05/2022: After electing left-wing governments in the US they are having critical food shortages (eg baby formula) & in Sri Lanka they have not only food shortages and economic collapse but have also run out of fuel. And just look at what has happened to US borders. We will also be back to hundreds of illegal immigrants a day coming (folks who demand welfare) instead of legal migrants who are employed and pay taxes: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/05/18/border-arrests-rise-to-234000-in-april-n1598961

Do you want a liar as PM, someone who isn’t even eligible to stand (because of his dual citizenship): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/the-abc-publishes-photo-of-mr-and-mrs-carlo-albanese-to-help-their-son-with-section-44-citizenship-d.html  Someone who has never had a job (other than with the left wing of the Labor Party)? https://spectator.com.au/2022/05/history-stands-against-albanese/

20/05/2022: So it seems our ‘masters’ pocket huge sums in Swiss bank accounts so Pfizer & etc can experiment on us: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/would-350-million-from-big-pharma-be-enough-to-buy-fauci-and-nih-approval-who-knows-its-a-secret/

19/05/2022: When a frog tries to mate with your boot we know something is wrong but when a human male tries to mate with someone other than a female we see it as the ‘new normal’. Oh come on: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/frogs-keep-mating-with-the-wrong-things/ar-AAXnLCy?ocid=BingNews

19/05/2022: Elon will need to get a much better bargain if he buys Twitter: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/quick-tell-the-investors-twitter-is-a-kindergarten-for-communists-not-there-to-make-profits/

19/05/2022: This ‘pandemic treaty’ will end our national sovereignty and hand control of us over to faceless WHO bureaucrats – not to mention the CCP: Australia set to sign Geneva’s Global Pandemic Treaty | The Spectator Australia & https://joannenova.com.au/2022/05/another-un-who-power-grab-global-pandemic-treaty-is-a-trillion-dollar-business-deal/

Notice how the WHO has stopped the spread of monkey pox for example: https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/05/18/monkeypox-what-we-know-so-far-about-the-smallpox-like-virus-detected-in-the-uk

19/05/2022: Morrison on Government: “It’s time to get the hell out, time for you to get your life back. You’re in charge again, you’re back in the driver’s seat, you’re sick to death of state governments and everyone else telling you what to do.” Exactly. You know that’s all you’ll get with the socialists. A reminder: Penny Wong as Number 2! “Australia did better than any comparable advanced country through the pandemic, with the lowest fatality rates, the fastest economic recovery, and has one of the lowest inflation rates at a time of rising costs of living globally.That doesn’t happen by accident…You just have to see the disasters Joe Biden has wrought in America after 16 months to see how fast an incompetent government can wreck your life.https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/miranda-devine-scott-morrison-could-see-winston-churchills-fate/news-story/c94d3746b56d93a8662999db3eccdd13

18/05/2022: Is it a doorway on Mars – sure looks like one but they would have to be tiny people. Nature is full of surprises: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nasa-rover-spots-a-doorway-on-mars/

18/05/2022: When diversity isn’t so good: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/05/diversity_isnt_always_good.html

18/05/2022: Classic Albo: “I don’t run away from Press Conferences": https://scontent.fmel16-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-4/280784471_1160895668077891_6343683890560388774_n.mp4?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-6&_nc_sid=985c63&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&_nc_ohc=7Gdpg9o657kAX_rRC_E&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel16-1.fna&edm=AN6CN6oEAAAA&oh=00_AT8Q1doIlHNZcxT8M0yhvenJI6QvZy_rxyfGyb26L-tDlw&oe=62844D38

18/05/2022: Long-term climate data such as the Central England temperature Series (1661-2021) clearly shows there is no ‘climate crisis’ – indeed no man-made climate change at all: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/17/wuwt-contest-runner-up-general-is-there-really-a-climate-crisis/

18/05/2022: Choose freedom not socialist control on Saturday. Surely you recall the difference in approach between the Liberal and Labor states over covid (NSW vs Vic for example) . Dictator Dan here in Vic is just Anthony Albanese writ small if we give him the power federally: https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/we-re-all-paying-for-a-new-world-of-big-government-20220512-p5akua?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1AzB6yMM3S6fOw4st69MPUCMkkVpoEne8gfh7L3nHFPMMmzK6tL-zI-98#Echobox=1652428920 I liked Tony Abbott’s new motto over the weekend: Vote Lib for “lower taxes, more freedom, better defence”.

17/05/2022: What a gutless incompetent tool Albo is – he won’t release his costings (Thursday) until the Libs can’t reply with any advertising about it. How contemptuous of the Australian people can you get? https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/anthony-albanese-grilled-by-reporters-over-transparency-around-budget-deficit-before-scrambling-out-of-press-conference/news-story/878123cb0767e71870605423c041237e

17/05/2022: Food shortages – something real to worry about for once: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/india-bans-wheat-exports-food-security-threat

17/05/2022: It’s not just his memory: Albo is seriously dumb and just can’t do sums. Why would you want this retard in charge of your country? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10817387/Anthony-Albanese-confuses-minimum-pay-rise-1-hour-1-week.html?ito=social-facebook_Australia&fbclid=IwAR0we-rC_mnPMMqnVsYGBuqPS90n6IlIB-_lW8eH4GxVoqn6mGFY9s_s-YM

17/05/2022: Sky News host Sharri Markson says this election is “neck and neck” and it is not a “certain victory” for Labor.  I hope she is right: https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/sharri-markson/this-election-is-neck-and-neck-sharri-markson/video/b998882dfcaf5b77218361945fad755d

17/05/2022: The Buffalo Shooter’s Manifesto. This stuff is scary, but one cannot help but notice that it is also a frightening response to ‘multiculturalism’ and other such social experiments aimed at the break-down of what had been our civilization to this point (the Western tradition, the rule of law, Christianity, the family, etc). ‘Other races’ are not the issue but ‘other cultures’ or the decline of culture and civilization generally. He is without a doubt (like Tarrant, etc) a creature of the extreme Left though he has been characterised (as is also usually the case) as ‘right-wing’. He went to the supermarket to shoot ‘black’ people but ended up shooting ‘whites’ as well. NB though this guy threatened such an attack nearly a year ago – ergo, it should have been prevented. Mainly (by a long way) you should realize it is blacks (and Moslems) shooting other people though. Much less is made of such devastating events: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mass-shooting-at-buffalo-supermarket/ & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/05/15/heres-what-the-buffalo-shooters-alleged-manifesto-actually-says-n1597997 

This guy is quite right though – such crimes certainly merit the death penalty, quickly and without undue fanfare: https://www.city-journal.org/execute-buffalo-shooter

16/05/2022: A million-fold increase in computer speeds would see the human race become redundant: https://scitechdaily.com/laser-pulses-for-ultrafast-signal-processing-could-make-computers-a-million-times-faster/

16/05/2022: Don’t you just love ‘anachronisms’?  eg: https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/ancient-wheel-0010997?fbclid=IwAR1cGl2FJYQTXLBHFT4O3dF8HKdOPfEsy8iMFyRyOXlUMVP76VrQZ3ItmZE

16/05/2022: That YouGov poll the other day alarmed me too but with a sample size of 125 per electorate it is just a nonsense – besides who answers the phone to these anonymous people any more? Labor voters apparently, probably because they are more credulous. The election will be decided by those ‘undecided’ voters who certainly don’t vote early. Besides, as the Lib’s ‘campaign opening’ yesterday shows, Scott still has a few tricks up his sleeve: https://www.news.com.au/national/voters-should-take-new-poll-predicting-labor-victory-with-a-pinch-of-salt/video/d05cec9c519b9ac22d2a7f5a3f84baf6

16/05/2022: “This pandemic treaty is the greatest power grab any of us has seen in our lifetime”, Neil Oliver. If you did not know, we are rushing to sign up to yet another international  treaty ceding our sovereignty to unelected international bureaucrats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gafV6YhhnAQ


15/05/2022: 45 years: Gone for a very long walk indeed: https://indefiniteleave.com.au/story-john-the-highway-man/?fbclid=IwAR3LspqrjpCuyOTPAmjPvhty1EAkvd2I2GtKeAQVelXR0NPON8oJ0gxQ-h8

15/05/2022: Seriously worrying: Are the Covid vaccines killing people over time? The data suggests yes: https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/are-the-covid-vaccines-killing-people-over-time-the-data-suggests-yes/

15/05/2022: That Bastard Albanese? A man who still lies on his electoral nomination form that he doesn’t know who his own father is - even though he has explained extensively to the ABC that he does and has met him and now claims to be Italian - is not fit to be PM: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/albanese-now-openly-italian-good-thing-for-the-court-of-disputed-returns-to-know.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/compare-contrast-albaneses-electoral-nomination-form-dated-15422-with-what-he-told-the-abc.html NB: Several years ago (You remember?) every other ‘dual citizen’ had to resign &/or repudiate their other ‘citizenship’ or they were not eligible to hold office – but not Albo apparently.

14/05/2022: A magic weight-loss pill? Maybe not. I know that